The Pigeon is a dam release river. During the Spring and Fall months scheduled releases from the Walter's Powerhouse are not guaranteed.
It is during these times of the year that we provide Natural Flow Rafting Trips. Natural Flow Trips are highly technical and beautiful at the same time. Wildlife and fish can be seen more frequently during the Spring and Fall months on the river. The slow pace flow offers opportunities to swim and fully "take-in" the entire river experience.
Your trip begins upon arrival at our outpost. You will check-in, listen to our thorough trip & safety talk, then you will meet your guide. Your guide will then assist you with you gear, and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. then it's just a short 10 minute bus ride up to the river put-in at Brown's Bridge located on the Appalachian Trail.
Beautiful, exciting, breathtaking, these are just few of the words you will use to describe the Big Pigeon River Gorge as your professional guide navigates you through 4 miles of class II and class III rapids surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest.
Rapids named Powerhouse, Vegematic, Lost Guide, Double Reaction, and Accelerator provide a fun, fast-paced whitewater experience that is sure to leave you with memories that will last a life time! Click RESERVE NOW to check Trip Dates, Trip Times, and current rates.BOOK MY TRIP NOW