Monday, January 20, 2020

Rafting was positive in 2019
The Cocke County whitewater rafting industry on the Pigeon River had another good year in 2019. Cocke County Clerk Jan Brockwell says a total of 225,651 rafters took the trip down the river, with the 11 whitewater companies. The number of customers was more than 3,000 ahead of the 2018 numbers. The customers paid a total of $375,568 dollars with the $2.00 per person rafting fee. In addition, the whitewater companies paid the county a total of $5,550 in permit fees, bringing to $381,068, the amount the industry pumped into the county coffers last year. Smoky Mountains Outdoors had the most customers with 69,230 rafters and brought in a total of $115,478 for the county. The industry also benefits the community through additional visitors who spend money at other local businesses.

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