Local Area Attractions
Pigeon Forge /Gatlinburg KOA is a family owned business at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The property is a third generation business in its 49th year of operation. We are located on the Little Pigeon River in the heart of Pigeon Forge and neighbor The Historic Old Mill District and Patriot Park. We are less than one mile from Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country. Our wide range of amenities will satisfy any outdoor camping enthusiast, from waterfront tent camping, camping cabins, full hook up deluxe patio sites and deluxe cabins. The wide range of availability will accommodate a single night passing through or the opportunity to call this home for a few months.Use our campground as a basecamp while you discover all the exciting events the area has to offer!
Gatlinburg is nestled at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in America. There are three entrances into the Smokies right from downtown. Gatlinburg attracts Folks come from all over the world for vacations, outdoor adventures, family fun and memory making. Gatlinburg is one of America's great mountain resort destinations, all nestled in the foothills and surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg prides itself on its walkability amidst mountain heritage and the arts, crafts and shops that reflect that tradition.
Everyone enjoys walking the Downtown Parkway, which runs from one end of town to the other. Its filled with a rich variety of things to see and activities to experience, places to eat, super shopping and attractions that boggle the mind. For a quieter stroll, take the River Walk and enjoy the cheerful song of the Little Pigeon River, with gazebos and benches along the way. Apart from the Downtown Parkway and connecting side streets, the East Parkway at Traffic Light #3 is dotted with shops and restaurants for about three miles.
Anchored at the corner of East Parkway and Glades Road at Traffic Light #3A, you'll find the beginning of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Home to over 100 shops featuring craftspeople and artists along an 8-mile loop, it's the largest gathering of independent artisans in North America. You'll discover one-of-a-kind crafts, treasures and artwork, and you can watch the artisans at work. Stop along the way and chat with a painter or potter, or let a broom maker show you how it's done.Once the sun sets, there's plenty of dining and entertainment downtown. From family fare to filet mignon, Gatlinburg's restaurants are always fixin' up something special. After dinner, enjoy a show. Take a trip back in time to the slapstick vaudeville comedy of Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre or check out the Mentalist show with hypnosis and magic. Grab a bench and people-watch. Or cruise up the Space Needle or Gatlinburg Sky Lift and enjoy the twinkling lights below.
Dollywood's Splash Country
Enjoy a day with your family in one of America's most beautiful water adventure parks. Experience 25 acres of fun! Featuring more than 23 water adventure slides and thrill rides - from the daring drops of RiverRush and Big Bear Plunge to the twisting turns of the Mountain Scream body slide ride, discover family fun water rides and attractions at Dollywood's Splash Country. Toss in two interactive children's playground areas, the Cascades and Little Creek Falls, and you'll find family fun activities for everyone.
This Smoky Mountain landmark still functions as it did when it was built in 1830, daily grinding thousands of pounds of grains with every turn of its giant water-powered wheel. The area surrounding the Old Mill is now known as Old Mill Square including an award winning restaurant, pottery, sculptures and old fashioned candy. Visit the Old Mill online for more information.
Smoky Mountain Car Museum
Open for its 44th season, the car museum features Hank Williams, Jr.'s Silver Dollar Car along with the one used by James Bond, "007" in movies like "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball". The museum features a Historic Gas Pump Globe display. The museum is open from May through October.
Track Family Recreation Center
The Track Family Recreation Center is your family headquarters for fun! Our action-packed recreation center features everything from the ultimate in go-cart tracks, like our Wild Woody three-tiered go-kart/roller coaster hybrid, to big fun for little tykes at Kids Country. Challenge your friends to miniature golf at Gator Golf and splash 'em on Blaster Boats. Test your courage at our bungee jumping tower and fly high at the new SkyFlyer! See our website for 10% OFF and FREE shipping!
Local Area Activities
This area is overflowing with activities that are sure to please the entire family!
Pigeon Forge is home to Dollywood, one of the two Titanic Museum Attractions and we also have a WonderWorks to boggle your minds. The Island, where you can ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, and there's also the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.
If you're an outdoor enthusiast you'll love Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hiking and horseback riding. For some extreme adventures try out whitewater rafting and zip lining! Other popular activities are shopping and going to the entertaining theaters and shows!
Shopping - Factory Outlet Malls
Tanger Factory Outlet Mall in Sevierville
Gatlinburg Country Club, located 1/4 mile from the Pigeon Forge KOA. Bent Creek Golf Course- 20 miles- Gatlinburg Eagle's Landing Golf Course- 10 miles- Sevierville
Pigeon Forge Trolley
Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley operates March through October from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight seven days a week. It is open November through December from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week, and closed in January and February. Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley does not operate on Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve; or Christmas Day PigeonForgeTrolley.org/
Hikers enjoy the Smoky Mountains during all months of the year with every season offering is own special rewards. During winter, the absence of deciduous leaves opens new vistas along trails and reveals stone walls, chimneys, foundations, and other reminders of past residents. Spring provides a weekly parade of wildflowers and flowering trees. In summer, walkers can seek out cool retreats among the spruce-fir forests and balds or follow splashy mountain streams to roaring falls and cascades. Autumn hikers have crisp, dry air to sharpen their senses and a varied palette of fall colors to enjoy.
This area is loaded with scenic country roads that will fit any cycling enthusiasts needs Cades Cove Loop Road is an 11 mile one way road that is popular with cyclists.There are several mountain bike trail systems within a 30 minute drive from Pigeon Forge. For a nice and easy family cruise, try out the Pigeon Forge greenway.