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On your next trip to Gatlinburg, you may be looking for something to do you’ve never done before or that’s exciting for the whole family. A great activity you should try is white water rafting! People of all ages will have a blast floating down the river, and you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime! Check out these 5 reasons why you should go rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors on your next trip:

1. Try Something New

Smoky Mountain view from Brushy MountainIf you’ve never been white water rafting before, then you should go so you can try something new! Going on a new adventure is always exciting, and your adrenaline will definitely be pumping when you’re out on the water! This new experience may have you branch out and try even more new things, and you will definitely want to make rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors a regular Smoky Mountain vacation tradition!

2. Have Fun With Family and Friends

Another perk of going white water rafting is spending time with family and friends! When you go on vacation, you want to create memories with the people you’re on the trip with, and what better way to do that than to do a group activity! White water rafting in the Smoky Mountains is a great way to bond with the people you’re on the raft with since you work together to row down the river. Plus, you’ll never forget splashing through the water as you go over the rapids! You won’t want to miss out on all the fun of rafting with family and friends!

3. Closest Outpost to Gatlinburg

smoky mountains sunriseSmoky Mountain Outdoors is the closest outpost to Gatlinburg, making it a great option when you’re trying to decide where to go white water rafting! Their outpost is located in Hartford, Tennessee, right next to the Pigeon River. You will enjoy the drive to the outpost from our hotel, and you’ll love that you won’t have to travel far on your way back from your adventure!

4. Variety of Trips

A great reason to go white water rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors is they have a variety of trips to choose from. In the spring and fall, they have trips you can go on where the water level is unpredictable, so you could get a leisurely ride or a more thrilling float down the river. Their upper river rafting trip is the most popular since it typically features class 3 and 4 rapids. For small children and guests who don’t want to experience all the rapids but still want to go rafting, they usually go on the lower river rafting trip. And for guests who want as much adventure as possible, they can go on the extreme upper river rafting trip!

5. Don’t Have to be Experienced

A huge perk of going rafting with this outpost is you don’t have to be experienced to participate! You can be brand new to the rafting world and still enjoy your time out on the water. Many people who have never been white water rafting before have gone for the first time with Smoky Mountain Outdoors, and then they come back again and again!

These are just some of the reasons why you should go rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors. Your entire group will have a blast experiencing the rapids together! Since you have an idea of what you want to do on your next trip, you just need a place to stay! Look through our Gatlinburg hotel rooms, and book one for your vacation now!