Family-owned and operated since 1993, Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) is the leading rafting company in the Region. Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence year after year, SMO rafts the Pigeon River, only 45 minutes from Pigeon Forge.
Offering the longest whitewater trip on the Pigeon (age 8+) as well as a scenic float (age 3+), no experience is necessary. All equipment is provided, and your professional raft guide will share stories of the area while navigating the rapids.
The Pigeon River, located in Cocke County, Tennessee within is the most rafted river in America according to year-end numbers from the 2020 season.
In 2021, the Pigeon River rafting season opened March 1, and runs through mid-October.
Our beautiful facility in Hartford, TN offers spacious parking, hot shower and changing rooms, souvenir photography, a gift shop, and casual dining at our riverside picnic pavilion.
Minimum # for Group Rate: 10
Complimentary Admission: 1 for every 10 paid