One of the most important factors in planning your camping trip to the Smoky Mountains is the campground location, so you will be delighted to know that the Pigeon River Campground features a spectacular riverfront location! All of our campsites, camping cabins and RV campsites are surrounded by the natural beauty of the forest and offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are the top 5 reasons why guests love the location of our campground in the Smokies:
1. Breathtaking Scenery
Our campground in the Smokies features breathtaking scenery of both the Pigeon River and the forest that makes you feel instantly relaxed as soon as you arrive! Take advantage of all the health benefits of the fresh mountain air and kick back at your campsite to enjoy the natural wonders of our location. The evening hours are also a special treat because the stars shine brightly above our campground!
2. Close to the Interstate
When you stay at Pigeon River Campground, you don’t have to worry about traveling on miles of gravel backroads through the mountains! Our campground is conveniently situated less than 2 miles off of Interstate 40 so you can quickly be on your way to popular destinations such as Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whether you are planning a day of hiking or sightseeing, everything is just minutes away!
3. Walking Distance to White Water Rafting
If you are planning to go white water rafting during your Smoky Mountain vacation, there is simply no better place to stay than our campground in the Smokies! Pigeon River Campground is just next door to the outpost for SMO Rafting, where you can experience a guided white water rafting trip along the Pigeon River! SMO Rafting also offers inflatable kayak excursions on the river that are guided, but the difference is that you get your own kayak!
4. Convenient Fishing Opportunities
For those who love to fish, you will be excited to know that you can actually fish in the river by your campsite at the Pigeon River Campground! Trout and smallmouth bass fish can be caught as you wander along the bank, so be sure to bring all your fishing gear with you! Boat access is also available so that you can easily get your boat in and out of the water.
5. Near the Tennessee Welcome Center
Our campground in the Smoky Mountains is just a few minutes away from the Tennessee Welcome Center, where you can pick up detailed travel maps of the region, brochures for area attractions and some money-saving coupons! This facility also features an interesting display about the Civil War history in the area, as well as rocking chairs on the front porch where you can read up on the brochures!
Check out the map of our campground in the Smokies today to select your preferred site and plan your camping adventure! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pigeon River Campground!