Pioneering Pigeon River & White Water Rafting in Tennessee Since 1978!
Rafting in the Smokies was a pioneer outfitter on the Big Pigeon River in 1978. We even helped name the rapids back in those early days! Our goal then was to assemble a group of professional whitewater athletes to provide affordable fun on the river. That goal has never changed.
People First. Certified and Trained Guides. Family Friendly. Safety Focused. Environmental Stewards.
You want the best for your vacation in the Smokies, we know! All our rafting trips include certified and trained guides for your safety and comfort. Our guides love the great outdoors and are eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Our office staff works together with our rafting and zip line guides to ensure your total experience is the best it can be – from the moment you contact us about a trip. Our Upper Pigeon River White Water Rafting Trips, Lower Pigeon River Float Trips, Ziplining, Ropes Challenge Course and Family Adventure Island are all conveniently located right here on the same property. We know how valuable your time is on your vacation! We will help you make the most of it!
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Family Owned & Operated: Meet the Shultz Family
Mark and Brenda Shultz settled in the scenic mountains of East Tennessee to build their dream business and raise their family. “The more time kids spend outside, the happier they are” is their family philosophy. Their three growing kiddos roam the hollers of the Smokies and truly appreciate exploring the biodiversity of flora and fauna found in the Smoky Mountains.
The thrill of innovating new adventures keeps Mark engaged in the business, whose dreams become a reality each season with the addition of a new suspension bridge…a new canopy zipline tour…and maybe even a new rock climbing wall…
Brenda, a people-person, has never met a stranger and loves to cook for her family and the rafting staff, who are practically family. The grills, picnic tables, playground and wading/swimming area are the manifestation of her vision for folks appreciating the wonders of nature.
Mark says “We are blessed to share God’s great outdoors with groups from all over the world who come to vacation in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville”. Come out and play with us here in the great Smoky Mountains!