Things to Do in Pigeon Forge on the Little Pigeon River

Things to Do in Pigeon Forge on the Little Pigeon River

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Man fishing in the sunsetThe Little Pigeon River is found entirely in Sevier County, Tennessee. The river divides itself into three branches, the East Prong, Middle Prong and West Prong. It is the West Prong of the Little Pigeon that is best known, since it travels through the town of Pigeon Forge. Designated as a National Water Resource, visitors on the West Prong can find a number of exciting and enjoyable things to do in Pigeon Forge on the river.


Whitewater rafting is one of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge on the Little Pigeon River. Smoky Mountain Outdoors offers a variety of rafting experiences for young children and grown adults. With whitewater rafting adventures on the upper and lower parts of the river, there is a rafting experience for every visitor!


Although the West Prong of the River is most heavily fished where it flows through the Great Smoky Mountains State Park, there are still fishing areas on other parts of the river. There are a number of locations on the West Prong of the river, from Sevierville to Townsend that provide excellent fishing in the waters of the park. The Little Pigeon River is primarily known for trout, but visitors can fish for the rare smallmouth bass.


Are you looking for some relaxing things to do in Pigeon Forge? Tubing is a popular recreational choice on the river. The waters in many places are often clear, shallow and very easy to navigate, making it an excellent spot for all members of the family to enjoy. Best of all, tubing is a sport that requires no particular skills, so everyone in the family can enjoy a beautiful day out on the river.


Of course, swimming is always a welcome break for many visitors. The cool waters of the Little Pigeon River often provide a relaxing afternoon in the river.

If you are looking for a Smoky Mountain vacation on the Little Pigeon River, you can book your stay at Inn on the River using our ‘Reserve Now’ page. You can also contact us at 1-888-500-9387 to speak with one of our friendly receptionists. We would enjoy helping you answer any questions you may have about the many things to do in Pigeon Forge.

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