The Pigeon River’s close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge, Maggie Valley and Asheville provides an accessible exciting trip for the entire family.
The Upper has five miles of intermediate class III and class IV rapids which provides a fun, fast-paced whitewater run through rapids named Powerhouse, Big Rock, Roller Coaster, Lost Guide and Double Reactionary. Our raft fleet is self bailing and all Guests have a guide in the raft with them. Trips scheduled Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Pigeon River Release days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday plus Saturday.
We do also offer early spring trips starting in March. The water levels will vary from class I-II up to class IV rapids. We will not know the level until raft time. You may ask why we will not know the levels, because they are determined by the amount of rain flow and the power companies need to generate electricity. Remember spring showers bring good rafting!! During the Spring Season we raft Tuesday-Saturday.
Be sure to add lunch to your days activities at the Pigeon River Dog House!
The Upper Pigeon is an ideal half-day trip for novices, families and youth groups. There is a guide in each raft on Pigeon trips. A dam controlled river, the Pigeon provides action packed fun throughout the summer. The Pigeon has scheduled releases, you should check with us for the current schedule.
The Lower Pigeon is an ideal half-day trip for novices, families, and youth groups. 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. A dam controlled river, the Pigeon provides action packed fun throughout the summer. The Pigeon has scheduled releases, you should check with us on the current schedule.
- Class II, III, IV rapids
- 8 yrs
- 2 hrs
- 1 hr
- Class I & II rapids
- 4 yrs
- 2 hrs
- 1 hr