Located in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Big Bear Rafting is one of the most exhilarating attractions in the Smoky Mountain area. We provide professional White Water Rafting trips on the Big Pigeon River in Hartford, TN (exit 447 I-40 East). Conveniently located only 45 minutes from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Asheville, NC.

Locally owned by Sutton Expedition, LLC and operated by Daniel Sutton an alumnus of Gatlinburg-Pittman H.S. and the University of Tennessee. Daniel, a raft guide himself, understands what it takes and strives to provide the best whitewater rafting experience possible. At Big Bear Rafting, you’re more than just a number, you’re our rafting family. See why our guests have given us the honor of being a Top Ranked Attraction on TripAdvisor among 14 attractions in Hartford, Tennessee.


Our focus is to exceed our guests’ expectations. Every guest, Every trip, Every day. We Guarantee Your Satisfaction. If you have a problem, we will work with you until you are satisfied. Your Safety is our primary concern. Our experienced and highly trained guide team means that you are in the best possible hands. The difference between a good vacation and a great vacation is in the details. We pay attention to the details because we know it’s critical to your experience. We get it right. Count on it.

Our Mission is to provide a White Water Rafting experience to our Guests that will create Smoky Mountain Memories that will last a LIFETIME.

If you are interested in white water rafting in Tennessee, give us a call today at 1-844-799-RAFT or Book Online Today!

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