What We Do
Located just 45 minutes from Pigeon Forge, Big Bear Rafting is based just off the banks of the Pigeon River, one of the Southeast’s best-kept whitewater experiences. Staffed by professionally trained and certified whitewater guides, Big Bear Rafting offers a first class adventure experience with a convenient location near the family attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
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Who We Are
Big Bear Rafting guides families, friends, and groups of adventurers down the Pigeon River in the Great Smoky Mountains. Born and raised in the East Tennessee mountains, Big Bear Rafting is locally owned and operated. With a team of professionally trained and certified whitewater guides, Big Bear Rafting offers the areas safest and thrilling whitewater experience with a focus on quality visitor experience. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing float or thrilling Class III-IV whitewater, we have the trip for you!
Be Prepared For Fun!
Located just 45 minutes from Pigeon Forge, Big Bear Rafting is a short drive from all of the family attractions in the Gatlinburg area. We strive to exceed our customer’s expectations and ensure a fun, safe, and professional whitewater experience with our staff of trained guides.
What Our Customers Are Saying
We rafted with Big Bear for the second year on the Upper Pigeon River. Everything went smoothly from the booking process to the rafting experience. Our guide this year, Taylor, was awesome!!! We had 3 kids in our group ranging in age from 8 – 14 that all had a blast. This is a top notch company that I would definitely recommend to everyone. Amber G.
We had a great experience here! There are so many rafting companies to choose from and I’m glad we chose Big Bear! We will definitely go again, and with this company! Ask for Christian as your tour guide; he was wonderful! Safe and so much fun. They all have a great sense of humor and make the entire trip exciting!! Alex R.
What a great experience! Everyone should request Rich as their guide. I was little nervous at first but he made it so comfortable. We did the lower class, being are first time but would definitely increase the levels due to him building that confidence in us. Great work! Love Big Bear! Amber T.