WHITEWATER RAFTING

THE BEST WHITE WATER RAFTING EXPERIENCE IN THE SMOKIES!

No trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is complete without a rafting trip on the Pigeon River, also known as the Big Pigeon River. Ober offers rafting trips from our location in Hartford, TN* just outside of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It’s also an easy drive from Maggie Valley and Asheville, NC. You’ll see the Smokies from a whole new perspective! Rafting in the Smoky Mountains on the Pigeon River is a great trip for all ages. Reserve your adventure: (865) 436-5423 or (800) 251-9202

*PLEASE NOTE: Whitewater Rafting is not located at Ober Mountain. It is 26 miles from Gatlinburg in Hartford, TN >>  MAP DETAILS HERE

OFF-SEASON RAFTING

Fall and Spring Pigeon river rafting trips are an ideal trip for novices, families, and adventure seekers alike. This five-mile section of the Big Pigeon River is a fun way to see the mountains while also traversing class 2 rapids.  During your trip you will work hand in hand with your guide and boat mates to ensure you can get the best experience the Smoky Mountains has to offer. This trip will be scenic and takes about 2 hrs from start to finish!

DETAILS

  • Minimum Weight/Age requirement: 70lbs or 8 yrs.
  • Intensity Level: Exciting but not strenuous. No previous white-water experience needed.
  • Trip Length: Approximately 2 hours (this includes your safety orientation and river trip)
  • Equipment Furnished: Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet.
  • Fall Season: Labor day – October 31st
  • Spring Season: March 1st – Early May
PRICING
Day Pricing
Fri – Sun $44.95
*Prices are per person & don’t include tax or service fees

Discounts available for Groups of 15 & up (please call)

OFF-SEASON RAFTING

Fall and Spring Pigeon river rafting trips are an ideal trip for novices, families, and adventure seekers alike. This five-mile section of the Big Pigeon River is a fun way to see the mountains while also traversing class 2 rapids.  During your trip you will work hand in hand with your guide and boat mates to ensure you can get the best experience the Smoky Mountains has to offer. This trip will be scenic and takes about 2 hrs from start to finish!

DETAILS

  • Minimum Weight/Age requirement: 70lbs or 8 yrs.
  • Intensity Level: Exciting but not strenuous. No previous white-water experience needed.
  • Trip Length: Approximately 2 hours (this includes your safety orientation and river trip)
  • Equipment Furnished: Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet.
  • Fall Season: Labor day – October 31st
  • Spring Season: March 1st – Early May
PRICING
Day Pricing
Fri – Sun $44.95
*Prices are per person & don’t include tax or service fees

Discounts available for Groups of 15 & up (please call)

All information, below this line, describes the regular summer season rafting, currently unavailable.

UPPER PIGEON RAFTING

The Upper Pigeon is an ideal 2 hr. trip for ages 8 (or 70lb) and up, novices, families, and adventure seekers alike. This five-mile section of the Big Pigeon River is filled with 15 rapids ranging from Class 2 to Class 4 and offers fun for everyone. As you traverse down the upper Pigeon River you will work hand in hand with your guide and boat mates to ensure you are able to take in all the beautiful the Smoky Mountains has to offer. This trip will be both splashy and scenic and is the best way to see East Tennessee. Your activity starts in Hartford, TN where you will meet your guide and be instructed on how to get the most from your time spent with us.

DETAILS

  • Minimum Weight/Age requirement: 70lbs or 8 yrs.
  • Intensity Level: Exciting but not strenuous. No previous white-water experience needed.
  • Trip Length: Approximately 2 hours (this includes your safety orientation and river trip)
  • Equipment Furnished: Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet.
  • Season: May to Memorial Day: Tues, Wed, Thu (limited release from 2pm-6pm). Memorial Day to Labor Day: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat. (Standard release). Sunday – Memorial Day & Labor Day
PRICING
Day Pricing
Tues – Thurs $44.95
Saturday $44.95
*Prices are per person & don’t include tax or service fees

Discounts available for Groups of 15 & up (please call)

UPPER PIGEON RAFTING

The Upper Pigeon is an ideal 2 hr. trip for ages 8 (or 70lb) and up, novices, families, and adventure seekers alike. This five-mile section of the Big Pigeon River is filled with 15 rapids ranging from Class 2 to Class 4 and offers fun for everyone. As you traverse down the upper Pigeon River you will work hand in hand with your guide and boat mates to ensure you are able to take in all the beautiful the Smoky Mountains has to offer. This trip will be both splashy and scenic and is the best way to see East Tennessee. Your activity starts in Hartford, TN where you will meet your guide and be instructed on how to get the most from your time spent with us.

DETAILS

  • Minimum Weight/Age requirement: 70lbs or 8 yrs.
  • Intensity Level: Exciting but not strenuous. No previous white-water experience needed.
  • Trip Length: Approximately 2 hours (this includes your safety orientation and river trip)
  •  Equipment Furnished: Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet.
  • Season: May to Memorial Day: Tues, Wed, Thu (limited release from 2pm-6pm). Memorial Day to Labor Day: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat. (Standard release). Sunday – Memorial Day & Labor Day.
PRICING
Day Pricing
Tues – Thurs $44.95
Saturday $44.95
*Prices are per person & don’t include tax or service fees.

Discounts available for Groups of 15 & up (please call)

LOWER PIGEON RAFTING

The Lower Pigeon is a scenic float trip with an age limit as low as 3. It’s the best trip in the southeast to introduce your littlest boaters to whitewater before they meet the age requirements for the Upper Pigeon. If you’re looking for a fun, relaxing river trip with time to play in the water, enjoy the scenery, and goof off with your little ones, then this 5-mile stretch of Class I and II rapids is the trip for you!

DETAILS

  • Minimum Age: 3 years
  • Intensity Level: Gentle. No previous white-water experience needed.
  • Trip Length: Approximately 2 hours (this includes your safety orientation and river trip)
  • Equipment Furnished: Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet.
  • Season: May to Memorial Day: Tue, Wed, Thu (limited release from 2pm-6pm). Memorial Day to Labor Day: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat. (Standard release). Sunday – Memorial Day & Labor Day
PRICING
Day Pricing
Tues – Thurs $44.95
Saturday $44.95
*Prices are per person & don’t include tax or service fees.

Discounts available for Groups of 15 & up (please call)

LOWER PIGEON RAFTING

The Lower Pigeon is a scenic float trip with an age limit as low as 3. It’s the best trip in the southeast to introduce your littlest boaters to whitewater before they meet the age requirements for the Upper Pigeon. If you’re looking for a fun, relaxing river trip with time to play in the water, enjoy the scenery, and goof off with your little ones, then this 5-mile stretch of Class I and II rapids is the trip for you!

DETAILS

      • Minimum Age: 3 years
      • Intensity Level: Gentle. No previous white-water experience needed.
      • Trip Length: Approximately 2 hours (this includes your safety orientation and river trip)
      • Equipment Furnished: Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet.
      • Season:May to Memorial Day: Tue, Wed, Thu (limited release from 2pm-6pm). Memorial Day to Labor Day: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat. (Standard release). Sunday – Memorial Day & Labor Day
PRICING
Day Pricing
Tues – Thurs $44.95
Saturday $44.95
*Prices are per person & don’t include tax or service fees.

Discounts available for Groups of 15 & up (please call)

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE UPPER AND LOWER PIGEON RIVER SECTIONS?

The Pigeon River offers two exciting trips ranging from big splashy white water to a quiet float for the youngest first-timers. The popular Upper Pigeon is five miles of intermediate class III and class IV rapids – with views into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, making for a thrilling ride through drops like Powerhouse, Big Rock, Roller Coaster, Lost Guide and Double Reactionary.
The easy-going Lower Pigeon is the perfect trip for novices, for families with small children or those seeking a fun and relaxing river experience. This is a mellow 2.5 hour trip on class I and II white water, and has the lowest age restriction of any trip Ober runs – age 3!

RAFT & ZIP COMBO

DETAILS

  • Available: Early May thru Labor Day on Upper Pigeon (water dependent).
  • Plus taxes and fees
  • Cannot be combined with other offers
  • All activities can be done in one single day or split over two days, your choice!

INCLUDED IN THESE COMBOS

  • Upper Pigeon River Trip
  • River Canopy Zipline Tour
  •                 or
  • Upper Pigeon River Trip
  • River Runner Express Zipline Tour
PRICING
Trip Pricing
Upper/ Full Zip $114.95
Upper/ Express Zip $84.95
*Price is per person & doesn’t include tax or service fees.

* To MAKE IT A COMBO, choose your first activity (either Upper Raft or Zipline), proceed with directions, then you’ll be prompted to choose the other activity at the combo rate.

RAFT & ZIP COMBO

DETAILS

  • Available: Early May thru Labor Day on Upper Pigeon (water dependent).
  • Plus taxes and fees
  • Cannot be combined with other offers
  • All activities can be done in one single day or split over two days, your choice!

INCLUDED IN THESE COMBOS

  • Upper Pigeon River Trip
  • River Canopy Zipline Tour
  •                 or
  • Upper Pigeon River Trip
  • River Runner Express Zipline Tour
PRICING
Trip Pricing
Upper/ Full Zip $114.95
Upper/ Express Zip $84.95
*Price is per person & doesn’t include tax or service fees.

* To MAKE IT A COMBO, choose your first activity (either Upper Raft or Zipline), proceed with directions, then you’ll be prompted to choose the other activity at the combo rate.