Enjoy this scenic ride on the backroads of the Smokies where the moonshiners once traveled. This area tour surrounds you with views into and above the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Martha Sundquist State Forest, and Cherokee National Forest. Your guide will choose from several tour routes depending upon weather and group interests. Sites may include historic structures such as the old general store or Christy Mission, a late 1800′s school house, views from Bull Mountain and Black Mountain.
The tour is a mix of paved and unpaved roads with creek crossings, scenic vistas, and lush forests. Morning tours typically increase the chances for sighting wildlife such as deer, turkey, bear or birds of prey.
Facilities: Enjoy breath taking views of the Smoky Mountains while visiting us at Wildwater in Hartford Tennessee. Our facility is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful parts of Eastern Tennessee. When you visit us you can enjoy rafting on the Pigeon River, taking in the beauty while zipping over the river or a relaxing Jeep tour experiencing the heritage of this area. The Wildwater facility offers a clean shower house, two cozy shops to browse through, and our very own Pigeon River Dog House where you can enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon snack. We have two pavilions to enjoy a picnic style lunch with your family and a volleyball court where you can have a friendly game. Come for the day, we have something for everyone!!
Minimum Weight: 40 lbs.- kids 40-80 lbs. are required to sit in the front passenger seat with the airbag disengaged using a child booster seat. Children 80 lbs. or older sit in the back using a lap seat belt. If there is more than one child in the 40-80 lb. range, the second child will sit in the back using a lap belt.
Intensity Level: Mild to moderate.
Season: April- October
Wildwater Pigeon & Pigeon River Canopy Tours
3555 Hartford Rd.
Hartford, TN 37753
Reservations #: 866-319-8870
Local #: 423-487-3307
GPS Coordinates: 35 49′ 10 N 083 08′ 53 W
Wildwater Pigeon & Pigeon River Canopy Tours is located at exit 447 in Hartford, Tennessee (Hartford Road). Turn right on Hartford Road. The Rafting Center is 1/2 mile west of the gas station. Please check your map to confirm driving routes.
***Internet mapping and some car GPS systems do not give the correct directions to some of our rural locations. Please have a copy of our directions as your primary source or as a backup.