Upper Section

“This excursion was by far the best experience of our trip to TN. Our tour guide was professional and so much fun. She had us laughing the entire time. The rapids are rough in several areas but we felt safe at all times. THANK YOU!!”
– Shannon, TX







Upper Section

» 6 River Miles
» 1.5 hours on river
» Minimum Age: 8
» $33.95-$29.95 w/ discounts
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The Pigeon River Gorge cuts through the Smoky Mountains from North Carolina through Tennessee. Come experience the beauty and excitement of the river while splashing through waves and admiring the peaks above. The Upper Section is 6 miles of river distance, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Beginning at the TN/NC state line, rafters on this section experience 10 Class III rapids and 3 Class IV rapids while floating in between the mountains of Cherokee National Forrest. This trip is ideal for those wanting to enhance the beauty of the Smokies with the thrill of white water rafting Tennessee. Minimum age: 8. No experience necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: The Pigeon River is dam controlled. Scheduled water release days are from April 30th-Aug 30. Pre-Season and Fall rafting schedule is subject to seasonal rainfall. For more info, please call us toll free at 877.642.7238


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