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Pigeon Forge: Family-Friendly Floating Tour at the Smokies

1. Pigeon Forge: Family-Friendly Floating Tour at the Smokies

Cruise through the Smoky Mountains on this Pigeon River float for the whole family. Get up close to nature as you splash your way through laid-back rapids that require no previous experience. Get access to a 10-acre island with a nature trail, beanbag toss games, and a playground. Meet your guide at the outpost and get fitted with your helmet and life jacket. Listen as your guide provides you with a safety briefing to ensure you are confident throughout the whole experience. Head out to the Pigeon River and embark on your whitewater trip. Be escorted by your guide down 6 miles of this laid-back section of the river while having fun with your family amid gentle waves and bumpy splashes. Soak in spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon River Gorge. After your ride, enjoy the amenities at the rafting outpost which has a nature trail, beanbag toss games, and a playground at the water’s edge.

Pigeon Forge: Smoky Mountains Rope Obstacle Course Adventure

2. Pigeon Forge: Smoky Mountains Rope Obstacle Course Adventure

Embark on an adventurous high ropes course in the treetops surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains near Hartford. Each course has a series of fun and challenging activities that wind their way through the treetops — it all gets wobblier, longer, and more challenging as you progress. Don your full-body harness, attach yourself to an overhead belay cable with ropes and carabiners, and work through each of the obstacle courses at your own pace. Leap, grab, and pull through the first levels to build confidence, working your way up to the more difficult courses. Challenge your personal boundaries in the breathtaking scenery at the Outpost’s Family Adventure Island, with a view of the Pigeon River and the Great Smoky Mountains as your backdrop. There’s something here for everyone, from first-timers who enjoy a more laid-back adventure to experienced enthusiasts.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

My family and I did the family experience which we all enjoyed since none of us had ever been white water rafting before. I would for sure recommend this to a family, even with smaller children. There were only about 3 or 4 areas where we were rocking badly. Our instructor was amazing and educated us all very well on what we needed to do to stay safe! Our feet were secured the entire time so there was no chance of falling out.

Ask for MORGAN to be your guide. He is very knowledgeable and a funny guy. From the 8 rafts that departed at our time he was the only one who did the "surf" thing on the river which was really fun. He gave us plenty time to jump into the refreshing water and make the rafting more enjoyable. Next time we will be doing the Upper version, hopefully with him.

Zach was amazing. We had such a good time. It was the most memorable part of our vacation! Zach was knowledgeable and made the experience fun!! Definitely going to do this again.

Jennifer was excellent! Very organized. Family float perfect for our group which included six kids ages 4-8.

Mike was our guide, he was amazing! We would definitely do this again, hands down!