The Pigeon River is home to some of the most beautiful and exciting whitewater rafting in western North Carolina. The river features a number of great Class III and Class IV rivers along both the Upper and Lower sections of the river. This 5-mile run offers a number of big water Class 3 to 3+ rapids, including Powerhouse, Roller Coaster, Lost Guide, Double Reactionary, and Accelerator. The river has a number of popular playspots for surfing in rafts or duckies in the first mile of the river at rapids such as SnapDragon, Lost Guide, below Double Reactionary. Enjoy a paddle through a scenic gorge flanked by the eastern boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the sound of the roaring rapids.