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Nantahala Outdoor Center

3485 Hartford Road, Hartford, TN 37753 | (423) 487-0668 |

Outdoor Attractions, Rafting


What makes rafting the Pigeon River with Nantahala Outdoor Center a step above the rest? NOC’s highly trained raft guides are industry leaders who focus on training and providing a safe, family-friendly experience. On top of that, NOC’s guides ensure you and your family will have a FUN time splashing down some of the most refreshing rapids in the Pigeon Forge area!

Raft the Upper Pigeon for a full dose of excitement as you splash your way through more than a dozen Class III and IV rapids, including Accelerator, Roller Coaster, and Lost Guide.

If gentle rapids and swimming holes are more your speed, float the Lower Pigeon – ideal for families and groups with young children. Either way, you’ll enjoy the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains from a completely new perspective.

Don’t forget – stop by NOC’s Gatlinburg store for 18,000 square feet of shopping for the whole family. Gear up for your Pigeon Forge adventures, or stop by for the souvenir you’ve been searching for. Kids will stay busy with our in-store swinging rope bridge, “bear cave”, and 28-foot tall climbing wall – leaving you with plenty of time to shop & explore the store at your leisure!

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Upcoming Events

Smoky Mountain Relay

April 29, 2022 - April 30, 2022

A scenic, wild, team adventure in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the Smoky Mountain Relay is an adventure that is not to be missed. This course will challenge you and you...

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Best Of Pigeon Forge 2018 logo

3rd Place

Best Rafting

Best Of Pigeon Forge 2021 logo

3rd Place

Best Rafting

Best Of The Blue Ridge 2021


Nantahala Outdoor Center

3485 Hartford Road Hartford, TN 37753

(423) 487-0668

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