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Wilderness Rafting


Wilderness at the Smokies is a fantastic place to spend your vacation!  There is so much to do on-property, but we know you also want to get out and explore the Smokies while you’re with us.  So come outside and play – go whitewater rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors!

Smoky Mountain Outdoors is the leader in Smoky Mountain adventure.  We raft on the Big Pigeon River – located a short, scenic drive from Wilderness Resort in the neighboring county. With more than 28 years of whitewater expertise, your time with us will be an experience you’ll never forget! 

Choose Your Adventure: MILD or WILD!  Let the experts at Smoky Mountain Outdoors give you a great introduction to rafting on the Lower Section, with class I and II rapids – swimming, splashing and playing are encouraged!  This is a much calmer guided trip where you can take in all the beauty that surrounds you.  Perfect for younger kids ages 3 years and up. 

If you’re looking for something a little more exciting, try and brave the challenge of the adventurous Upper Section, offering exciting class III and IV whitewater rapids for you to conquer!  You’ll experience big waves, big drops, plenty of surfing, and the time of your life!  Please note that all participants for the Upper Section must be at least 8 years old or 70 lbs.  All of our river adventures include a fun, friendly, and knowledgeable whitewater guide for your safety and enjoyment.

Our river outpost is located in beautiful Hartford, TN. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest, and the Appalachian Trail, the Pigeon River has carved a deep gorge through some of the most spectacular landscapes and vistas in the country. So bring your family, bring your friends, and come join us on the river!

Guests of Wilderness at the Smokies:

Please visit our Wilderness Rafting office located in the River Lodge Lobby or call (865) 868-4301 to schedule your adventure today! Advanced reservations required.

Visit our website for more information.

(877) 803-5197

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