Pigeon River

The Pigeon River's close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge, Maggie Valley and
Asheville provides an accessible exciting trip for the entire family. The Upper has five miles of intermediate class III and class IV rapids which provides a fun, fast-paced whitewater run through rapids named Powerhouse, Big Rock, Roller Coaster, Lost Guide, and Chubbie Checker. Trips run Memorial Day through Labor Day. Pigeon River release days are Tuesdays through Thursdays plus Saturdays.

Upper Pigeon

  • Length: 5 miles
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Class II-III
  • Best Rapid: Lost Guide
  • Rec. Level: 1600 CFS
  • Put-in: Below Walter's Power Plant
  • Take-out: Wildwater Adventure Ctr
  • Season: April - September

The Upper Pigeon is an ideal half-day trip for novices, families, and youth groups. There is a guide in each raft on Pigeon trips. A dam controlled river, the Pigeon provides action packed fun throughout the summer. The Pigeon has scheduled releases and does not operate every day. This Spring we are offering a new kind of trip! Until Memorial Day we will be offering a scenic River Trip with a chance of whitewater. The trip will be a Class I - II experience with the possibility of a full release Upper Pigeon Trip! Minimum flows on the river create Class I and II rapids so it can be rafted regardless of flow and the scenery is still fantastic.

Lower Pigeon

  • Length: 6 miles
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty: Class I-II
  • Best Rapid: Maytag
  • Rec. Level: 1600 CFS
  • Put-in: Wildwater Adventure Ctr
  • Take-out: Lower Take-out
  • Season: April - September

Pigeon River with WildwaterThe Lower Pigeon is an ideal half-day trip for novices, families, and youth groups. There is a guide in each raft on Pigeon trips. A dam controlled river, the Pigeon provides action packed fun throughout the summer. The Lower Pigeon promises 5 miles of Class I and II rapids providing a fun whitewater experience for the whole family. This is a guided trip with a guide in every raft. The Pigeon has scheduled releases and does not operate every day.

To book your trip on the Ocoee River call Wildwater at 866.319.8870!