Let’s Get Wild! Upper Pigeon River


The Upper Pigeon River is the closest rafting to Gatlinburg, TN and is one of the most exhilarating outdoor adventures in the area. The Upper Pigeon River is dam released with guaranteed flows from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It offers action packed class III to IV rapids from the starting point to the take-out.

The Upper Pigeon is our most Popular Trip and is the most Fun, Family Friendly Activity to do in the Great Smoky Mountains! This Trip is One and a Half Hours on the river.

Get ready to challenge such rapids as:

  • Powerhouse
  • Full of Water
  • Lost Guide
  • Double Reactionary
  • Accelerator

Just to name a few. With only a short 7 minute bus ride to the starting point and take out just a minute away, your time is mostly spent on the water.

With guaranteed release dates on:

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Saturday May 27th thru September 3rd

April 30th – May 26th we are Guaranteed release on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

March 4th – April 29th: Please Call us as this is Non Guaranteed water releases, however we will run trips as water levels vary.

This 2 hour trip leaves at 11:30am, 2pm, and 4pm.

Our standard boat size is 13 feet comfortably seating up to 7 people with a Professionally Trained, CPR and First Aide Certified Guide.

No experience is necessary. Minimum age is 8 years old and at least 70lbs.

Don’t know how to swim? NO PROBLEM!  All guests are provided with Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets.

As one of the Most Popular Rivers on the East Coast you are guaranteed to have a Rip Roaring Good Time!

Regular Price for Upper Trip is 44.95 per person, but with our $12.00 Coupon the Upper Trip is ONLY $32.95 plus taxes and $2.00 river fee.