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What to Bring For Pigeon Forge Whitewater Rafting Adventure

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At Smoky Mountain Outdoors, safety is our number one priority. All of our guides go through a rigorous training and certification program, and we only use the highest quality safety equipment. When guests arrive for their Pigeon Forge whitewater adventure, we want them to know that they are in good hands. With that in mind, there are a few tips on what to wear and what to bring for an exciting day on the Little Pigeon River. Read More

The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge.

TripAdvisor Names Best Places to Eat in Pigeon Forge

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The popular travel review site TripAdvisor honors businesses who have demonstrated exemplary customer service and positive customer reviews. According to TripAdvisor, these delicious places to eat in Pigeon Forge are long time tourist favorites, and the perfect addition to your families next meal in the Smokies. Read More

Gatlinburg Cabins: Families That Raft Together, Stay Together

Whitewater Rafting Tennessee

Timber Tops Gatlinburg cabinsAt Smoky Mountain Outdoors, we encourage guests to bring along the entire family, or group of friends, to share in a white water adventure in Pigeon Forge together. But what about after the adventure is done? We agree that part of the magic of a Smoky Mountain vacation is lost when you and your travel mates have to stay in different hotels or cabins due to the lack of space, and that is why we compiled a list of the top Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabin companies that provide the perfect space for large groups. Read More

Pigeon River Campground view

Best Places for RV Camping in Pigeon Forge


Pigeon River Campground

Of course, the best place to visit for RV camping in Pigeon Forge is Pigeon River Campground. Pigeon River Campground offers (12) 50-50′ pull in campsites. There are hookups available at each site. Also at each site, you’ll find a fire ring, charcoal grill and a picnic table for your convenience.

Staying at Pigeon River Campground is the best way to experience a true Pigeon Forge RV camping vacation!

Pine Mountain RV Park by the Creek

Pine Mountain is one of the newest RV camping in Pigeon Forge locations, and offers guests up to 50 amps of power, free WiFi, cable television, water and sewer hookup and a pool. Open year round, Pine Mountain also has a Camp Store conveniently located on their property for any last minute items you and your family might need. Want the feel of RV camping in Pigeon Forge, but don’t have a RV? Pine Mountain RV Park also has two fully-equipped Pigeon Forge cabins for guests to choose from. These cabins include two bedrooms, stainless steel appliances, flat screen televisions, a picnic area and charcoal grills. Read More

entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

History Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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History Of The Great Smoky Mountains National ParkIn the 1700s, the Great Smoky Mountains were inhabited by the Cherokee Indians who were a very culturally advanced people. They had their own written alphabet and had permanent towns and intricate political systems in place. During the 1830s, however, the United States government forcibly removed the bulk of the tribe to Indian Territory which later became the state of Oklahoma. In the midst of this exodus, a Cherokee warrior named Tsali led a quiet revolt and stayed hidden with some of the other tribe members in an area that would later become the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read More

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Cades Cove Loop Great for Wildlife Viewing in the Great Smoky Mountains

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If you’re hoping to spot some Smoky Mountain wildlife while you’re in the area, one of the best places to visit is Cades Cove! When you visit this popular area, you’ll have the opportunity to spot black bears, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and more. We’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about the Cades Cove Loop and wildlife viewing in the Smoky Mountains. Read More

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Exploring Hiking Trails In The Great Smoky Mountains

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Tennessee State Parks Hiking TrailsThe Great Smoky Mountains are an ideal escape into nature on your next family vacation. There are many options of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains and other natural attractions around Gatlinburg, as well as opportunities for shopping and dining in the city. These hiking trails are among those you can choose from on your next adventure into the Great Smoky Mountains. Read More

Smoky Mountain Whitewater Rafting On A River Regulated By Dam Releases

Whitewater Rafting Tennessee

Smoky Mountain Whitewater RaftingPigeon Forge Tennessee is the ideal location for a Smoky Mountain family vacation. This area has so much to offer tourists, everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Families can choose among hotels, condos, or private cabins for lodging. During the day you can stroll through the unique shops selling locally crafted items. Then you can enjoy a meal of wonderful down home southern cooking served in the numerous restaurants, pancake houses, or dinner shows, but what truly sets Pigeon Forge apart from other tourist spots is the amount of adventures being offered. Read More