Great Smoky Mountain Camping In Pigeon Forge

Great Smoky Mountain Camping In Pigeon Forge

The Great Smoky Mountains is a breathtaking place where you and your loved ones can make memories to last a lifetime. From peaceful views to exhilarating adventures, Pigeon Forge is full of fun for visitors of all ages. Camping in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, lets you experience exciting nearby attractions and fun campground activities. 

Whether you soar through the mountains on a fast zipline or enjoy a relaxing mountaintop dinner, you are sure to have an incredible time in Pigeon Forge.

Destinations and Activities

If you are wondering what to do in the Great Smoky Mountains, you will find there are plenty of fun and exciting family-friendly attractions in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area. You can enjoy the following fantastic destinations and activities:

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Visit Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in nearby Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to witness and learn about various sea creatures and a few land animals as well. Make your way through an underwater tunnel as sharks, sea turtles, eels and giant stingrays swim overhead. Ripley's also offers unique experiences such as a glass-bottom boat adventure, a penguin painting experience and educational programs.


You can experience Smoky Mountain thrills at Legacy Mountain Ziplines. Soar through the air and witness incredible views that will lift your soul. When you visit Legacy Mountain Ziplines, you can feel the heart-pounding freedom of flying through the air for a truly exhilarating Smoky Mountains adventure. 


Enjoy even more thrills and mountain adventures at Gatlinburg's Anakeesta, a mountaintop park full of fun and excitement. At Anakeesta, you can walk among the trees on a treetop skywalk or enjoy fantastic mountain views from enclosed gondolas and an open-air Chondola. 

If you want a faster ride down the mountain, soar down on the United States' first single-rail mountain coaster. Anakeesta also includes gem mining, delicious restaurants, charming shops, a beautiful garden and mountaintop dining. 

Whitewater Rafting

Thrill-seekers will love venturing through the Smoky Mountains on a whitewater rafting trip. Splash, paddle and rush through exciting waters at Raft Outdoor Adventures. You can choose a trip with calmer waters if you have little ones or a trek with stronger rapids for an extra exhilarating experience. 

Titanic Museum

If you have seen the movie or know anything about the famous ship, you know the Titanic has a fascinating history. At the Titanic Museum, you can learn more about the luxury liner and experience what it was like to be a passenger on the world's most famous ship. Walk through cabins, on staircases and through hallways that resemble the original ship's interior. You can also feel how cold the water was during the night the ship sank and touch a real iceberg. 

Crave Golf Club

Enjoy a fun day of golf, bowling, ice cream and unique escape rooms at the Crave Golf Club. At Crave, you can play mini-golf indoors and on the club's outdoor rooftop course featuring fun and unique challenges. You can also enjoy a round of bowling, grab a delicious sweet treat or solve puzzles together to make your way out of a themed escape room. Crave Golf Club offers fun for the whole family. 

Nascar SpeedPark

Nascar SpeedPark is a family fun park featuring go-kart tracks, rides, mini-golf courses, an arcade and virtual reality gaming. Visitors of all ages can enjoy racing around the go-kart tracks and feeling like real Nascar drivers. The park's rides and games also offer fun that both adults and kids can enjoy, so the entire family can have a blast.

Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

If you enjoy animals and nature, you will love the unique experience that Smoky Mountain Llama Treks offers. See adorable llamas up-close and learn about them as you visit, pet and feed them where they live. For even more fun with llamas, you can walk them along a trail and enjoy lunch with them on a fun llama adventure. Explore the smoky Mountains' scenic trails with a fluffy hiking companion and an experienced guide at Smoky Mountain Llama Treks.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

If you enjoy the water, visit the Soaky Mountain Waterpark in nearby Sevierville, Tennessee, for a fun-filled day. Swim and bob around in the park's wave pool to pretend you're at the beach or soar down thrilling water slides. Tube through an adventure river full of simulated waves or try your surfing skills at the Flowrider attraction. 

Your kids will have fun splashing and playing in the children's play zone and on thrilling rides designed specifically for little ones. The whole family is sure to have a fantastic time swimming, splashing and floating at the Soaky Mountain Waterpark. 

Memories to Make in Pigeon Forge

Great Smoky Mountain camping in Pigeon Forge offers plenty of fun opportunities to make lasting memories with your loved ones. Whether you spend time together around a cozy campfire or zip around the campground on an exciting adventure, camping in the Great Smoky Mountains is a blast. When you stay at Kampgrounds of America, you can enjoy the following Pigeon Forge camping activities:

  • Swimming: Float along the lazy river or enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool at KOA.
  • Playing: At KOA, kids can have a blast at the playground, where they can climb, swing, zip around on a gravity rail and zoom down a giant slide.
  • Mining: Your kids will love searching for gemstones and fossils at the campground's Rocky Top Mining Company.
  • Bicycling: Cycle around the campground as a family with fun rental bikes.
  • Jumping: Bounce around on an exciting Jumping Pillow for fun and exercise during your KOA stay.
  • Riding: Ride around the KOA campground on a fun family train.
  • Movie nights: Snuggle into a camping chair with a blanket and your favorite snacks to watch a movie under the stars at the campground's outdoor cinema. 
  • Arts and crafts: Attend the KOA craft hour to tie-dye a groovy T-shirt and wear a fun memento home. 
  • Group campfires: Join the campground's group fire pit to meet other friendly campers, eat s'mores, share spooky stories and sing camp tunes.
  • Games: Enjoy a game of cornhole, disc golf or basketball. At KOA, you can also play a round of Gaga, a fun game involving running and dodging, an octagonal pit and a foam ball.

Reserve Your Stay at Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is an incredible destination full of fun, exciting and family-friendly activities. Camp at Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday to experience the area's attractions and return to the campground for even more fun. Enjoy fun campground activities and convenient amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Reserve your stay at KOA to experience the best of Pigeon Forge!

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