Pigeon River RaftingTrips Near Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg TN

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Pigeon River Rafting Near Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, TN

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.

Upper Pigeon River Rafting Trips

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.  Summer Trips scheduled Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Summer Pigeon River Release days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday plus Saturday.

Lower Pigeon River Rafting Trips

The Lower Pigeon River rafting trip is a mellow half day float trip with  Class 1-2 whitewater rapids. Awesome for the youngest kids, and perfect for first-timers to rafting or if you want a laid back river trip experience. Same river release schedule as for the Upper Pigeon trips, four days a week all summer long.

There are not scheduled releases in the Fall, but we often go rafting on gorgeous fall days when it rains enough to add more water or if the power companies need to release water for extra power generation. That’s why non-guaranteed Fall water levels can 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.

Be sure to add lunch to your days activities at the Pigeon River Dog House!

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Pigeon Rafting prices range from $29.95 to $39.95 Visit our Pigeon pricing page to find the prices for every activity.


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Trip Photos

Wildwater Rafting & Canopy Tour Photos Pigeon Rafting Photos take by Pigeon River Photos.   email: anthony@pigeonriverphotos.com

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Wildwater Pigeon Rafting

 Upper Pigeon River Rafting

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.

Rafting on the Lower Pigeon - Wildwater

 Lower Pigeon River Rafting

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.

  • Rafting

  • Description
  • Age & Weight
  • Trip Time
  • Time On Water
  • Fully Guided
  • Adult/Youth: T, W, Th
  • Adult/Youth: Saturday
  • GROUP RATES: Adult/Youth: T, W, Th
  • Pigeon

  • Upper Whitewater

  • Class II, III, IV rapids
  • 8 yrs
  • 2 hrs
  • 1 hr
  • Yes
  • $39.95 / $29.95
  • $39.95 / $29.95
  • $34.95 / $29.95
  • Pigeon

  • Lower Float Trip

  • Class I & II rapids
  • 4 yrs
  • 2 hrs
  • 1 hr
  • Yes
  • $34.95 / $29.95
  • $34.95 / $29.95
  • $29.95