Whitewater Raft Guide
Smoky Mountain Outdoors

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Whitewater Raft Guides Needed! Join one of our Free Raft Guide Schools today. Apply Now!

We are located on the banks of the Pigeon River in the small river town of Hartford, Tennessee.

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Whitewater Raft Guide

Smoky Mountain Outdoors
Hartford, Tennessee
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No experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Jun 05, 2023)

***We are currently hiring for the 2023 rafting season!***

Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) has a long-standing record of training great raft guides. Over the past 30 years, we have trained hundreds of guides, many of whom have continued to guide on other rivers both nationally and internationally.

Our Raft Guide School is a FREE program paid for by SMO. As someone who is interested in becoming a whitewater raft guide you may have noticed that some companies offer their own programs, but at a high cost. Our Raft Guide School is designed to be affordable, with a full-time guide positioned offered to those who excel and pass the course. We only invite you if we are confident that you will pass the course. 

If you are interested in attending one of our guide schools, please fill out an application.

When filling out the application most applicants choose to include a few photos of themselves to show their personalities; this is a great way to put a face with a name. Eligible applicants will be contacted with an interview phone call.  Please read through the information that is sent to you before you are contacted for an interview. 

Guide School Dates 2023:
May 8th - 13th
May 15th - 20th
June 5th - 10th
June 12th - 17th