The Upper Pigeon River whitewater rafting trip is approximately 4.2 miles long, and you can expect to spend 1–1.5 hours on the river and 2.5 hours total from the time you arrive at our outpost to the time you leave.

The trip begins when you arrive at our outpost. Participants will gear up and then listen to a short safety talk. After orientation you will take a short 5 mile ride to the put-in at the Carolina Power & Light hydroelectric powerplant, right on the TN/NC border. Your Rapid Expeditions guide will once again go over safety and then go over basic paddle commands. After everyone is comfortable with the experience, it's into the water!

Along with each participants help, your certified whitewater guide will navigate your raft down the river. Enjoy exciting rapids, including waves, drops and standing wave surfing as your raft descends over 60 rapids ranging from Class I to Class IV. Near the end of the trip, guests will be given the opportunity to exit the boat for a chance to swim in the river


  • 4.2 Mile Trip
  • Perfect for Thrill Seekers!
  • Class I to IV Rapids


Hartford, Tennesse