Best Things To Do In Pigeon Forge In Summer


Experience the ultimate summer adventure in Pigeon Forge: from thrilling outdoor escapades in the Smoky Mountains to family fun at Dollywood and beyond! 

Is Pigeon Forge busy in summer?

Yes, Peak season runs from early June through August when temperatures are at their highest and there can be heavy traffic during these months.

Summer Hiking

Great Smoky Mountains National park has over 850 miles of hiking trails that lead to cascading waterfalls, vibrant, lush ancient forests, diverse collections of wildflowers, and wildlife!

White Water Rafting

You'll find a variety of white water rafting outfitters in and around the area of Pigeon Forge which offers guided rafting trips on the upper and lower Pigeon River.

Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Family friendly rafting tour!

Upper Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Challenging adventure!

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration

Experience thrilling rides, dazzling entertainment, and unforgettable memories all summer long!

Beat the Heat at Dollywood’s Splash Country

This one-of-a-kind waterpark features exciting rides, towering water slides, a lazy river, tons of places for relaxation, and of course, great food to keep you energized for more summertime fun!

Ride a Mountain Coaster

See the unique beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in the summer by riding a mountain coaster. And if it gets too hot for you to ride during the day, maybe a night mountain ride is for you!

Rent A Cabin

Ranging from luxurious to rustic, these cabins will put you right at the heart of the Smoky Mountains and are just a few minutes' drive away from the best attraction.

Visit The Island in Pigeon Forge

Explore and go shopping at over 60 retail stores in the area and enjoy plenty of unique attractions that the whole family can enjoy.

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