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Big Creek Expeditions

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Make the most of your next trip to the Smoky Mountains with Big Creek Expeditions, an owner-operated whitewater rafting company located near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Knoxville and Asheville. Big Creek Expeditions makes it easy to reserve your spot for one of the best outdoor adventures in the region. Visitors can choose from a whitewater rafting adventure, a scenic float trip, a high-flying zipline tour, and many more adventure packages! If you are ready to add a little excitement to your life, Big Creek Expeditions will give you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies on a professionally guided outdoor adventure. Trips available for ages 3 and above. No experience necessary.

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Big splashes on the Upper Pigeon River
Big splashes on the Upper Pigeon River
Scenic float trip on the Lower Pigeon River
Scenic float trip on the Lower Pigeon River
A taste of the beautiful mountain views you will see on your adventure
Upper Pigeon River Rafting Adventure
Cooling Off on a Hot Day with Big Creek
Posing for the Photo Rapid
Big Creek Expeditions

For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Big Creek Expeditions directly.


3541 Hartford Rd.
Hartford, TN 37753


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Admission Rates

$27 - $34


Our reservations staff is available to assist our guests 7 days a week from 8 am-8pm
Dates Closed
The Pigeon River is dam controlled. What does this mean for you and your group? Well, when water is released from the dam, rafting trips are just what you expect in a whitewater adventure – crashing waves and exciting rapids. When water is not released and the river is at "natural flow" the river changes significantly. Rapids decrease in size, and there will be more rocks then you can shake a stick at. Understandably, these low water conditions are not what many guests expect when signing up for a rafting adventure. For this reason, Big Creek Expeditions only runs trips when the water is releasing to ensure our guests get the quality trip they are paying for. Please feel free to call us at 877-642-RAFT or visit our website to learn more.

Payment Methods Accepted

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  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
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