SMO Rafting

103 Silverbell Lane, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-3838

Go with SMO! You want to get off the beaten path for a true Smoky Mountain experience. SMO Rafting is the most trusted outfitter on the Pigeon River.  The Pigeon River is one of the most popular rafting rivers in the US. The rapids are thrilling and the scenery is beautiful The only local outfitter awarded the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award based on over 5,000 5-star guest reviews, SMO's Upper River Trip was named a Top Ten experience in the US. With a scenic float for families with children age 3 and up or a Class III-IV Whitewater Trip for ages 8 and up, SMO offers the longest whitewater trip on the River. Our 12-acre facility in Hartford, TN, provides a complete experience: background bluegrass, riverside pavilion and eatery, souvenir photography, gift shop, changing rooms & showers, and ample parking. Motorcoaches welcome! We offer special group rates for parties of 10 or more. SMO Rafting has been family-owned and operated since 1993. Safety, service, and fun are our top priorities. Our founder says, “Don’t worry, Mom, we’re going to take good care of you and your kids.” Our fantastic river guides say #GoWithSMO! You’ll love rafting with SMO and your photos will be the envy of everyone back home. Call 865-430-3838 or book online at

Launching 2023 Rafting Season

  • Presented By: Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) Rafting
  • Location: SMO Rafting
  • Dates vary between March 4, 2023 - May 25, 2023