Lower Pigeon River: Located in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Lower Pigeon is an ideal half-day trip for novices, families, and youth groups ages 4 and up. A dam controlled river, the Pigeon provides action packed fun throughout the summer. The Lower Pigeon promises 5 miles of Class I and II rapids providing a fun whitewater experience for the whole family. This is a guided trip with a guide in every raft. The Pigeon has scheduled releases in the summer on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Fall Releases: Enjoy the natural beauty of The Great Smoky Mountains with a Fall trip on the Pigeon River. Although there are not schedule releases on the river after Labor Day, we can still raft regardless of flow. Minimum flow on the river create class 1 and 2 rapids. The Fall brings the amazing colors of fall leaves and beautiful scenery.
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. Enjoy a friendly game of volleyball and/or cornhole! Come for the day, we have something for everyone!!
Minimum Age or Weight: 4 years
Intensity Level: Fun. No previous whitewater experience needed.
Trip Length: Approximately 2 1/2 hours (1 1/2 hours on the river)
Equipment Furnished: Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet and paddling jacket if needed.
Transportation Provided: The put-in for start of the trip is at Wildwater Pigeon. We pick you up at the end and bring you back to your start location.
Season: Memorial Day- Labor Day
Guaranteed Releases: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
Water level permitting: trips available daily March- 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.