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APPALACHIAN OUTDOORS
1-866-723-8277
Professionally guided whitewater rafting tours are available along the Upper Pigeon and Lower Pigeon rivers through Appalachian Outdoors. The Upper Big Pigeon River offers action-packed Class II-IV rapids (must be 8 years of age or 70 lbs.). The Lower Pigeon River features Class I & II rapids and is great for beginners and families (must be 4 years of age). No experience is required for either whitewater rafting adventure. For more information about Appalachian Outdoors, visit raftfb.com.

BIG CREEK EXPEDITIONS
3161 Hartford Road, Hartford, Tennessee
865-560-3157, 1-866-477-7238

Experience the Great Smoky Mountains the whitewater way! Big Creek Expeditions offers professionally guided whitewater rafting at its finest for all experience levels on the Upper Pigeon River (must be 8 years of age or 70 lbs.) and Lower Pigeon River (must be 4 years of age). From Gatlinburg, take Highway 321 North to Foothills Parkway to Interstate 40 East to Exit 447. Take a right at the stop sign and travel 0.3 mile. Big Creek Expeditions is located at the Fox Fire Campgrounds. Reservations for Big Creek Expeditions whitewater rafting excursions are strongly recommended. For more information about Big Creek Expeditions, visit www.bigcreekexpeditions.com.

FIVE RIVERS ADVENTURES
2586 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
1-888-297-9059
Enjoy whitewater rafting at its best through Five Rivers Adventures! Rafters enjoy a variety of currents on the Upper Pigeon and Lower Pigeon rivers. All trips are professionally guided. No rafting experience is necessary. To reach Five Rivers Adventures, take Exit 447 off Interstate 40. For more information about Five Rivers Adventures, visit www.5riversadventures.com.

NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER
1138 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
1-866-977-7238
Founded in 1972, Nantahala Outdoor Center offers whitewater rafting for all skill levels on 6 Southeastern rivers, including the Upper and Lower Pigeon rivers, which are convenient to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nantahala Outdoor Center also schedules professionally guided whitewater rafting trips on the Nantahala, French Broad, Ocoee, Chattooga and Nolichucky rivers. The rafting season runs from March through early November. Reservations are recommended. For more information about Nantahala Outdoor Center, visit www.noc.com.

RAFTING IN THE SMOKIES
813 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
865-436-5008, 1-800-PRO-RAFT (776-7238)
Rafting in the Smokies offers professionally guided whitewater rafting trips on the Upper Pigeon, Nantahala and Ocoee rivers. No experience is necessary. Rafting in the Smokies is open daily from March through October. For more information about Rafting in the Smokies, visit www.raftinginthesmokies.com.

RAPID DESCENT RIVER COMPANY
3195 Hartford Road, Hartford, Tennessee
1-800-455-8808
Enjoy professional guided whitewater rafting trips on the beautiful Pigeon River, which is convenient to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. For more information about Rapid Descent River Company, visit www.rapiddescent.com.

RIP ROARING ADVENTURES
1-800-449-RAFT (7238)
A full-service whitewater rafting company, Rip Roaring Adventures provides professionally guided, 2-hour rafting trips on the beautiful Pigeon River. No experience is necessary. For more information about Rip Roaring Adventures, visit www.raftingtennessee.com.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN OUTDOORS
453 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
1-800-771-RAFT (7233)
Take the whole family for a two-hour whitewater rafting adventure led by experienced guides on the Pigeon River. No experience is necessary. Affordable family and group rates are available. For more information about Smoky Mountain Outdoors, visit www.smokymountainrafting.com.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN RIVER RAT TUBING & KAYAKING
205 Wears Valley Road, Townsend, Tennessee
865-448-8888
Located 15 miles from Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain River Rat provides tubing and kayaking adventures along the Little Pigeon River. Scootcars and ARVs are also available for rent. River Rat is open daily from March 15 through Thanksgiving weekend. For more information about River Rat Tubing & Kayaking, visit www.smokymtnriverrat.com.

USA RAFT
Mountain Mall, 611 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
865-436-5521, 1-800-USA-RAFT (872-7238)
USA Raft schedules professionally guided whitewater rafting adventures on the Pigeon, Nantahala, Nolichucky and French Broad rivers. No experience is necessary. Reservations are suggested but not required. For more information about USA Raft, visit www.usaraft.com.

WILDWATER LTD. RAFTING
3048 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
1-866-699-9906
Join Wildwater for the adventure of a lifetime – fun-filled whitewater rafting trips on the Pigeon, Nantahala, Ocoee and Chattooga rivers! For more information about Wildwater Ltd. Rafting, visit www.wildwaterrafting.com/gatlinburg.html.

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