Things to Do

Rock Climbing Wall Adventures

The rock climbing wall at Rafting in the Smokies is the latest addition of fun to the Rafting in the Smokies experience! While you’re here, consider adding this on your adventure plate. Located on Family Adventure Island, the Rock Climbing Wall is a stunning tower that is adjacent to our High Elements Ropes Course and… Read more »

Fun Activities at Rafting in the Smokies

  Rafting in the Smokies has something for everyone! There are so many fun activities that people of nearly any age can participate in and enjoy. We encourage you to look at everything that RITS has to offer. For older kids, adrenaline junkies, and those who want a solid upper-body workout, the Upper Pigeon Whitewater… Read more »

Tips for a First Time Zipliner

Ziplining is an experience that gives you the chance to breeze through the trees and experience nature in ways you aren’t typically able to. Even though our Zipline Canopy Tour starts at the very top of our tower, there is no reason to fear the heights! Here are some tips if you are going to… Read more »

The Pigeon River—From North Carolina to Tennessee

Named after the Passenger Pigeon, the Pigeon River is a natural 70-mile stretch of water that flows northwest from Haywood County, North Carolina, up to Newport, Tennessee, where it meets the French Broad River. It first gained commercial notice by the milling industry. Champion Paper (now Blue Ridge Paper Products, Inc.) was the earliest operation… Read more »

Enjoying the Colors of Fall in the Smokies

Fall Colors in the Smokies

The trees are getting ready to bathe the Smokies in a bright array of colors. That’s right, fall is here, and we’re excited to start enjoying the beautiful display of oranges, reds, and yellows on the mountains. If you’ve never been to Rafting in the Smokies in the fall, this is a great time to… Read more »

Where to Stay During Your Smoky Mountain Vacation

If you are planning a Smoky Mountain vacation with Rafting in the Smokies on your list for fun, why not pair it with a great place to stay, too? We have our own cabin and chalet selection through our company, Wildwood Mountain Cabin Rentals. The best part (besides the experience of having your private mountain… Read more »

Picnicking Tips at Rafting in the Smokies

You’ll find our Family Adventure Island is the perfect spot to have a picnic after spending time enjoying Whitewater Rafting, Zipline Courses, or the Ropes Challenge Course. Take the trip over the 150-foot suspension bridge and grab a spot at one of our picnic tables to set up. We have barbeque grills available for the… Read more »

Gifts for the Outdoor Rafting Enthusiast

If you’re planning on taking a family scenic float trip or a whitewater rafting trip with Rafting in the Smokies on the Pigeon Forge River in Tennessee, here are some items you might want to add to your inventory: Eyewear Retainer—It’s an attachment to your glasses to keep them from getting lost in the rapids…. Read more »