Upper Pigeon River: Located in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Upper Pigeon is an ideal half-day trip for novices, families and youth groups as there is a guide in each raft on all Pigeon trips. A dam controlled river, the Pigeon provides action packed fun throughout the summer. Standard Dam releases start in May and continue through Labor Day Saturday. During this period we raft on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Fall Rafting: We will also be offering fall rafting after Labor Day weekend. The water levels will vary from class I-II with the possibility of levels up to class IV rapids. We will not know the level until time of rafting. You may ask why we do not know the levels until time of your trip, it is because they are determined by natural flow of the river and the power companies need to generate electricity!
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 taking 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. You can also enjoy a friendly game of volleyball and/or cornhole. Come for the day, we have something for everyone!!
Minimum Age or Weight: 8 years Intensity Level: Exciting, but not strenuous. No previous whitewater experience needed. Trip Length: Approximately 2 hours (1 hour on the river) Equipment Furnished: Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet and paddling jacket if needed. Transportation Provided: To the put-in for start of the trip. The rafting trip ends at our Pigeon River Adventure Center in Hartford, TN. 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.