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“Awesome trip”

Smoky Mountain Outdoors
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Go rafting with the most trusted outfitter on the Pigeon River, Smoky Mountain Outdoors. The Pigeon River, located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains just a short drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, offers breathtaking scenery and exciting whitewater rafting thrills! This magnificent river begins in North Carolina and continues through Tennessee. Experience white water rafting in Tennessee and raft through class 3 to 4 rapids where you'll be assured of an exciting adventure at one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg TN!"Whitewater Rafting at it's Finest"
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Date of experience: June 2018
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HoustonN4, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We had several days of rain prior to our trip down the river. It was very high water at that point & incredible white water rapids - several stage 4. We had an 11 & 9 year old with us. It was scary for the 9 year old, but he muscled thru it & came out like a champ. We had a blast with "The Rev". He was sweet & funny, but knew that river like the back of his hand. We had total confidence in him & we all worked as a great team. WOOLEY WOOLEY!!!!!! THANKS, Dean.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jenny J
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HoustonN4, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Jenny, thanks for your glowing review. Congratulate your 9 year old for braving the rapids and passing the test of the Pigeon River. Dean is an amazing guide that never fails to give the best experience possible along with our attention to safety. We love sharing the beauty of the Smoky Mountain with our guests. There is nothing like riding the rapids while being surrounded by the majestic views of these mountains. I will pass along your kind words to "The Rev."
We hope to share another rafting experience with you real soon!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing time with my family going down the Pigeon River. I also highly recommend requesting "The Rev" Dean as your guide. Why? Because he is one of the most fun and entertaining guides I have ever had, and is full of jokes. Thank you for this family adventure, I will be back!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Autumn_Atwood
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HoustonN4, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Autumn, we are so happy that your rafting experience with Smoky Mountain Outdoors was a great one! We know that every guest matters and "The Rev." is one of the best guides on the Pigeon River. He knows it like the back of his hand. He makes it all look so easy. I will let him know of your glowing review and I do hope we get to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We had a blast on the upper pigeon trip. Our guide was Tanner and he was awesome. Great stories and great time... highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Buckeyeintexas
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HoustonN4, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Smoky Mountain Outdoors is elated that we were able to provide you with a great experience riding the rapids of the Upper Pigeon River. Our guides are the best anywhere and each one takes pride in keeping everyone safe while our guests enjoy the fun and excitement of whitewater rafting. I will let Tanner know that you were pleased to have him as your guide and we hope to see you again on the river!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Date of experience: June 2018
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Susan S, Manager at Smoky Mountain Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

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