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3 Reasons to Add Smoky Mountain White Water Rafting To Your Vacation

whitewater rafting in Pigeon Forge
June 9, 2014

Out of all the fun and exciting family-friendly things to do in the Smoky Mountains, there is nothing quite like a Smoky Mountain white water rafting adventure. Not only do you and your family get to spend a few hours in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, but you are also sure to return home with tons of fond new memories.

(See Related: Have a Summer to Remember with Free Tickets to Smoky Mountain Attractions)

Still not sure that this experience is right for you? Check out the three reasons we love to go white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains below!


couple whitewater rafting in Gatlinburg

Yes, vacations are meant to be relaxing and slow-paced, but what better than a Smoky Mountain whitewater rafting adventure to make you appreciate your down-time even more? During the tour, rafters will face several easy to moderately-rated rapids that they must cross before returning to shore. Though the rapids may seem like a challenge during the trek, words don’t describe the sense of accomplishment you will feel knowing that you did it!


group enjoying a Smoky Mountain adventure

Family vacations are the perfect way to spend time with the ones you love and bond over new experiences. What better way to do this than by working as a team during a Smoky Mountain white water rafting adventure? Each member of your group will have a paddle and as a group you all will steer your way down the river towards the finish.

Scenic Views

group Pigeon River rafting

It almost goes without saying, but it is hard to beat the incredible scenic views that can be experienced when floating down the Little Pigeon River. In between rapids, the river is very calm and soothing, and guests are able to relax for a minute and take in the beautiful views. Also, because you will be near many areas where people and cars do not normally travel to, there is a higher chance of seeing some of the area’s most intriguing wildlife playing on the river bank.

Want to experience the thrills of a Smoky Mountain white water rafting adventure for yourself? As part of our Summer of Smiles program, we are giving away free tickets to both USA Raft and Big Creek Expeditions with our Smoky Mountain Attractions Luxury Pass. With this pass, guests can explore some of the most exciting attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for free or at a discounted price.

To book your summer Smoky Mountain adventure today, give us a call at (877) 549-6775. Our team of experienced vacation experts are available 24/7 to help you and your family plan the perfect vacation in the Smokies.

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