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Big Creek Expeditions

Located on the Pigeon River in scenic Hartford, Tennessee. Specializing in professionally guided trips, beautiful mountain surroundings, and memories that will last a lifetime. No experience necessary. We offer two different rafting trips appropriate for any age and skill level. The Upper Section is a thrilling ride through class III and IV rapids for ages 8 and up (or 70+ pounds), while the Lower Section is a scenic float trip for ages 3 and up. Come enjoy the Smoky Mountains by rafting the Pigeon River. This half-day whitewater rafting expedition will be the talk of your vacation. Reserve your spot today!

We are currently offering a $10 OFF per person discount

For all those looking to take advantage of cooler weather and smaller crowds during early Fall and early Spring, there is one very important factor to consider when scheduling your rafting trip; the Pigeon River is dam controlled.

Scheduled water release days start in the beginning of May and extend until the first Saturday of September. Unfortunately, that means that there are no scheduled water release days in the early Spring, or in the Fall. But not all hope is lost for those of you visiting the Smoky Mountains in the Fall or Spring.

Rafting on non-scheduled water release days is a tricky bear to dance with. Outside of scheduled water release days, we are completely at the mercy of seasonal rainfall. Plainly put, if conditions are dry, then so is the river.

Please call Big Creek Expeditions toll free at 1-877-642-RAFT to water levels and to schedule your rafting trip.


From Cabin Fever Vacations on Sand Pike Blvd

Head northwest on Sand Pike Blvd. Turn right toward McGill St. Continue Straight onto McGill ST. Turn left onto Parkway/US 441 Scenic N for about 4.5 miles. Turn right onto E Main St. Continue onto TN-35 N/US-441 N/ Dolly Parton Pkwy for just over 19 miles. Take I-40 E for 15 miles. Take exit 447 Hartford Rd. Turn right at the stop sign at the bottom of the off ramp. Go 0.3 miles and Big Creek Expeditions is located on the left.

Total Drive Time from Cabin Fever Vacations – approx 50 minutes



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