You will find excellent amenities at our Pigeon River Adventure Center. Whether you already have a reservation or need to sign up for one of our activities, a friendly Wildwater team member will be at your service! Clean restrooms and changing rooms are available for getting ready for your adventure or preparing to head home after a great day with us. The Pigeon River’s close proximity to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Maggie Valley and Asheville provides an accessible exciting trip for the entire family.
Rafting on the Big Pigeon River is done on two sections. The Upper Pigeon is more exciting and the Lower Pigeon is a little more tame. Our Pigeon River Canopy Tours opened in May 2010, and is the only zipline/canopy tour that crosses over the Pigeon River, has a platform on the side of a cliff with waterfall views and has a reppel through our ‘rabbit hole’. Enjoy a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by elevation change in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This adventure is available in a short and longer version to fly you beside, above and 1200′ across the Pigeon River and back to your starting point at heights up to 120 feet above the river.
We are close to Asheville, Knoxville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Tours run rain or shine. Combine this with a Raft Trip with a Canopy Tour and/or Jeep® tour for a full day of activities. Add lunch at the Pigeon River Dog House!
Pigeon River Rafting
Two Options to choose from; Upper for more exciting rapids and Lower for easier rafting on the Pigeon River.
Trip Length: Half Day Time on Water: 2-3 hrs
Minimum Age: Ages 4+
Difficulty Level: Class I, II & III rapids
Pigeon Jeep Adventures
Travel off the main roads to see mountain top vistas.
Trip Length: Half Day Trip
Time: 2.5 hours
Minimum age: Ages 4+
Pigeon River Canopy Tours
Two tours to choose from (both cross the Pigeon River twice); 11 Zip & 4 bridges Waterfall Gorge Canopy Tour and the 7 zipline Pigeon River Ziplines.
Trip Length: 2 1/2- 3 hrs.
Minimum age and weight: Ages 10 & 70 lbs.
Difficulty Level: Easy