When you stay at our Smoky Mountain hotel, The Park Vista, you might have a difficult time deciding which Gatlinburg attractions to attend. From museums and shopping to hiking and nearly every outdoor activity imaginable, there’s something for everyone. However, if you’re someone who loves adventure, we highly recommend you go whitewater rafting in Gatlinburg. 

Reasons to Go Whitewater Rafting in Gatlinburg

Whitewater rafting in Tennessee provides an excellent source of excitement: the adrenaline pumping through your veins at the sight of oncoming rapids, the swooping in your stomach as the raft plummets down a small fall, and the sweet feeling of accomplishment after your team successfully navigates a section of rough rapids. Rafting is a great team-bonding experience that will create lifelong memories. Plus, during calm lulls, you’ll have the opportunity to see some gorgeous Great Smoky Mountain views. 

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Your family and friends will love taking on the Pigeon River with the NOC. Their experienced guides know the rapids like the back of their hands, guaranteeing a thrilling rafting adventure. Choose between tours that last a few hours or embark on a full-day ride. If you’d prefer to take things slow, or have younger children, consider a gentle rafting tour on the Lower Pigeon River.  

Rafting in the Smokies

Whether you prefer Class IV rapids or a leisurely scenic tour while whitewater rafting in Gatlinburg, Rafting in the Smokies has your back. Their Upper Pigeon River trip boasts adrenaline-pumping Class III and Class IV rapids. However, if that option is a little too exciting for someone in your group, the Lower Pigeon River features lower-class rapids with breathtaking views. 

The Best Gatlinburg Hotel for Your Smoky Mountains Getaway

Our knowledgeable staff will help you navigate all the sights to see in Gatlinburg, TN. Our ideal location grants easy access to several Gatlinburg attractions while providing guests with spacious rooms and outstanding views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Please call us at 1-800-421-PARK if you would like to make a reservation or have additional questions about whitewater rafting in Gatlinburg.