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5 Rivers Adventures, Hartford

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River Rafting / Tubing · Boat Tour
Guided white water rafting trips through class 3 and 4 white water. You and your guide will run rapids surf , and have a great time.

5 Rivers Adventures, Inc. is a whitewater rafting company established in 1997 and is located on the beautiful Big Pigeon River in Hartford, TN. Our company boasts one of the finest outdoor attractions in the eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina areas.

We are located approximately 30 minutes from Gatlinburg, TN and 45 minutes from Asheville, NC. We offer full service whitewater rafting trips for all ages and skill levels. No matter what the size of your group, we can accommodate your needs wants and provide a day of unforgettable memories for all. Our staff is second to none. All of our guides are professionally trained, both as river guides and as medical care providers. Our guides average over 12 years of whitewater experience to provide not only a fun and exciting trip, but more importantly a safe one as well!

Our outpost is conveniently located in Hartford, TN directly off interstate 40. We are less than ¼ of a mile from the exit ramp and directly located on the river, meaning that customers do not have to be on buses a major part of the day like many whitewater rivers.

Treat yourself to an great experience with one of our many white water rafting adventures in Tennessee. We've been setting the bar high for whitewater rafting service, safety and fun since 1997.

During your visit to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, why not enjoy one of the most exciting attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains? Make Reservations at the Most Exciting White Water Rafting Attraction near Gatlinburg, TN!

5 Rivers Adventures, Inc. offers rafting trips on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day thru Labor Day with a guaranteed water release from Walters Power Plant. All other days require a phone request at 1-888-204-8779.

The Pigeon River offers 2 possible rafting excursions:

Upper Pigeon Trip: we offer an exciting class III/IV whitewater adventure called the “upper trip” that is appropriate for ages 8 and up or anyone weighing over 70 lbs. This trip is considered an “intermediate” run that will leave you wet, full of adrenaline, and wanting more. New for the 2015 season, we are offering a higher adventure ride by taking smaller rafts to make the rapids somewhat larger and more challenging.

Times: 11:00 – 1:30 – 3:30 *Later trip times available upon phone request*

Lower Pigeon Trip: Second, we offer a very mild “float” trip consisting primarily of class I water with a few class II rapids and one class III rapid. Children as young as 3 years old can experience this scenic ride. Also, this trip is perfect for those parents/grandparents who desire a less challenging experience.

Times: 1:15 – 3:30 *Later trip times available upon phone request*

Both of our opportunities are professionally guided and are 2 hour experiences.

What will you need?

No matter what time of the year you plan on going rafting with us, you will need a few basic things to be prepared. First, all people going rafting must have proper footwear! This needs to be shoes with a heal strap, such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or river sandals. NO FLIP FLOPS or sandals without a heal strap are permitted!! Water shoes can be rented or purchased at the outpost if desired. Next, depending on weather, you will need clothes that you don’t mind to get wet and can keep you warm and comfortable. We do offer spray jackets for those cooler days or for those people who get cold easily. Those can be rented at the outpost as well. Last, you will want to bring a towel and change of clothes for afterwards. Our outpost offers private changing rooms and hot showers.

Rated the Best White Water Rafting in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains
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  • Our family did a group rafting trip this past weekend. What an amazing experience. Travis was our guide and he was fantastic. Highly recommend this company.  more »
  • We did a group rafting trip (5 kids, 8-13, 4 adults). Our guides were Rusty (who seems to be a fixture in the area) and Damon (18ish). They were great start to finish, including information on what...  more »
  • We had the most incredible experience with 5 Rivers rafting! The staff were knowledgeable, extremely friendly and accommodating. Rusty was a fantastic guide. He was funny, shared his knowledge of the area and made sure we had a safe and fantastic trip down the river. We’ll be back!
  • Did a trip with these guys today and it was an awesome experience. Took our two girls ages 11 and 12 and they had a blast as well. Everyone we met at 5 Rivers today was friendly and provided us with a memorable experience. Our guide was awesome!!!!! Definitely will do more trips with these guys. Oh, and the price was very affordable too!!!! Thanks a bunch to you guys for making this a great experience!!!!!! We will definitely be back!!!!!

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