White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting takes you through some of the most scenic areas of the Great Smoky Mountains!

The Smoky Mountain region offers some of America’s best White Water Rafting experiences because of its breathtaking scenery. Rafting companies in the Smokies have reliable equipment and insurance. They are trustworthy, have a great reputation, maintain an excellent safety record, and the guides are well trained. Rafting guides will be taking you down the river and know it like the back of their hand. If any emergency happens, theyʼll know what to do. Your white water rafting guides have CPR and First Aid certification and some EMT training. Rafting guides will do everything they can to make your trip fun and safe.

White Water Rafting

What a White Water Adventure in the Smokies! Image courtesy of Smoky Mountain Outdoors

Plan Your Trip

To prepare for your white water rafting trip, choose what level of excitement youʼre looking for. If something not quite as intensive as a Class III or Class IV is not appealing, a family white water rafting trip with Class I & II rapids would be ideal. We recommend family rafting in the summer months of June, July, & August because youʼll have lots of opportunities to swim, play and relax. Young children also can enjoy this mild whitewater rafting adventure. You’ll experience small, short, easily navigable rapids, some flat water areas, and beautiful scenery.

Above all, rafting gear is included. When planning your rafting trip, think about how long you want to stay on the river. Guided trips can range from 2 hours to 7 hours, so you will want to choose one that fits your schedule. Most rafting companies in the Smoky Mountains offer additional activities such as zipline adventure, canopy tours, and rope climbing.

Rafting is available from March through October.

Big Bear Rafting • Hartford, TN 37753 • bigbearrafting.com

Big Creek Expeditions • Gatlinburg, TN 37738 • www.bigcreekexpeditions.com

Rafting in the Smokies • Hartford, TN 37753 • raftinginthesmokies.com

Rapid Expeditions • Hartford, TN 37753 • www.rapidexpeditions.com

Smoky Mountain Outdoors • Gatlinburg, TN 37738 • www.smokymountainrafting.com

USA Raft • Hartford, TN 37753 • www.usaraftsmokymountains.com

Wildwater Rafting • Hartford, TN 37753 • wildwaterrafting.com

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