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WHITEWATER RAFTING IN HARTFORD, TENNESSEE

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UPPER RAFTING ADVENTURE

OUR MOST POPULAR ROUTE

This one is for the adventurous:

It’s perfect for families and adventure buddies…beginners and experts alike! Our Upper Rafting Adventure boasts five miles of gorgeous views and excitement along the upper section of the Pigeon River (class III-IV rapids). Splash through the grandeur of the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains on one of the most popular rafting rivers in the US.

Our Rat Pack promise is that each expedition is uniquely catered to you! Our guides take the time to get the most out of each rapid, filling the moments in-between with laughter and learning as well. There’s a reason River Rat is top-ranked in the Smokies!

Age Requirement: 8+ years old

RIVER RAT WHITEWATER RAFTING OUTPOST

3630 Hartford Road Hartford, Tennessee 37753

Details: River Rat Whitewater is the closest rafting in the Smokies to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Visit our “Hours & Directions” page for a Google Maps link and written directions to our whitewater rafting from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, and Asheville.

UPPER RAFTING ADVENTURE

All seasonal discounts auto-apply during checkout. No coupons or codes necessary!

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2 Hours

(Includes safety talk)

  • Guided expedition on Upper section of the Pigeon River

  • Transportation and Equipment

  • Bus Parking

  • Hot Showers

  • Changing Rooms and Restrooms

Secure footwear is required (also available in our Gift Shop).

Quick-drying clothes or a swimsuit are recommended.

A change of clothes & towel (for after your trip).

Visit our Rafting FAQ page page for a full trip preparation checklist. If you’re missing any river gear, our Gift Shop has everything you’ll need!

XTREME UPPER RAFTING ADVENTURE

OUR BEST UPGRADE

Thrill-seekers, this one is for you:

Once our guests take these premium, specialized rafts for a spin – they’re hooked! No experience necessary. This trip is perfect for families, friends, or couples that want to take their adventure up a notch. Splash through the Upper Rafting Adventure route (class III & IV rapids) in our smaller Xtreme rafts. An Xtreme raft plus our world-class guides allows you to enter each rapid with more agility and control. These specialized rafts provide a unique experience not commonly found in the Smokies.

Xtreme rafts seat 4 guests. Larger groups will be arranged in more than one Xtreme raft and will raft at the same time.

Age Requirement: 8+ years old

RIVER RAT WHITEWATER RAFTING OUTPOST

3630 Hartford Road Hartford, Tennessee 37753

Details: River Rat Whitewater is the closest rafting in the Smoky Mountains to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Visit our “Hours & Directions” page for a Google Maps link and written directions to our whitewater rafting from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, and Asheville.

XTREME UPPER RAFTING

All seasonal discounts auto-apply during checkout. No coupons or codes necessary!

CLICK HERE to see our full Rates & Packages page.

2 Hours

(Includes safety talk)

  • Guided Upper Rafting expedition in our Xtreme Rafts

  • Transportation and Equipment

  • Bus Parking

  • Hot Showers

  • Changing Rooms and Restrooms

Secure footwear is required (also available in our Gift Shop).

Quick-drying clothes or a swimsuit are recommended.

A change of clothes & towel (for after your trip).

Visit our Rafting FAQ page page for a full trip preparation checklist. If you’re missing any river gear, our Gift Shop has everything you’ll need!

LOWER RAFTING ADVENTURE

POPULAR WITH YOUNG FAMILIES (AGES 3+)

For our relaxation-enthusiasts & youngest River Rats:

Rafting in the Smoky Mountains with young ones or just want to take it easy?  Then the Lower Rafting Adventure is your ideal trip! With a top-tier guide in each boat, this adventure is mellow enough for your youngest rafters with smaller rapids to satisfy their craving for excitement. It also features refreshing swimming holes to enjoy along the way. You and your little ones will absolutely love this unique adventure.

Age Requirement: 3+ years old

RIVER RAT WHITEWATER RAFTING OUTPOST

3630 Hartford Road Hartford, Tennessee 37753

Details: River Rat Whitewater is the closest rafting in the Smoky Mountains to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Visit our “Hours & Directions” page for a Google Maps link and written directions to our whitewater rafting from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, and Asheville.

LOWER PIGEON ADVENTURE

All seasonal discounts auto-apply during checkout. No coupons or codes necessary!

CLICK HERE to see our full Rates & Packages page.

2.5 Hours

(Includes brief safety talk)

  • Guided expedition on Lower section of the Pigeon River

  • Transportation and Equipment

  • Bus Parking

  • Hot Showers

  • Changing Rooms and Restrooms

Secure footwear is required (also available in our Gift Shop).

Quick-drying clothes or a swimsuit are recommended.

A change of clothes & towel (for after your trip).

Visit our Rafting FAQ page page for a full trip preparation checklist. If you’re missing any river gear, our Gift Shop has everything you’ll need!

DAYCATION RAFTING ADVENTURE

OUR FULL-DAY ADVENTURE

Want a full day of excitement or just can’t pick between the adventures? Experience it all with our Daycation!

This adventure includes 2 Rafting expeditions of your choice. Start the day off with rushing Class III-IV rapids on the Upper Rafting Adventure (11:15AM). You’ll then have time for a lunch break (view our onsite lunch options – usually open between May and September) before your second expedition. The adventure continues with your choice of either a second Upper Rafting Adventure at 2:00PM (recommended) or the Lower Rafting Adventure at 1:30PM.

Try our XTREME Daycation!  Upgrade your second trip to an Xtreme Upper Rafting Adventure for only $20 more per pass. Book now your Xtreme Daycation. This upgrade is a guest favorite. You’ll see why!

Age Requirement: 8+ years old

RIVER RAT WHITEWATER RAFTING OUTPOST

3630 Hartford Road Hartford, Tennessee 37753

Details: River Rat Whitewater is the closest rafting in the Smoky Mountains to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Visit our “Hours & Directions” page for a Google Maps link and written directions to our whitewater rafting from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, and Asheville.

DAYCATION (UPPER OR XTREME UPPER) ADVENTURE

All seasonal discounts auto-apply during checkout. No coupons or codes necessary!

CLICK HERE to see our full Rates & Packages page.

5 Hours

(Includes safety talk & transition between trips)

  • 2 Guided Rafting Expeditions

  • Transportation and Equipment

  • Bus Parking

  • Hot Showers

  • Changing Rooms and Restrooms

Secure footwear is required (also available in our Gift Shop).

Quick-drying clothes or a swimsuit are recommended.

A change of clothes & towel (for after your trip).

Visit our Rafting FAQ page page for a full trip preparation checklist. If you’re missing any river gear, our Gift Shop has everything you’ll need!

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