Pigeon Forge FAQs

Use the frequently asked questions below to get answers to all your Pigeon Forge destination and travel related questions.

DESTINATION INFORMATION

Where is Pigeon Forge located in Tennessee?

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. The town is located off Interstate 40, Pigeon Forge is 33 miles southeast of Knoxville, 4 miles south of Sevierville and 5 miles north of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

How do I get to Pigeon Forge?

Pigeon Forge is located just 12 miles off Interstate 40 and easy to get to by air or by car.

What county is Pigeon Forge located in?

Pigeon Forge is located in Sevier County in East Tennessee.

What time zone is Pigeon Forge in?

Pigeon Forge is located in the Eastern Time Zone. Tennessee changes to Daylight Saving Time on the second Sunday in March and reverts to Eastern Standard Time the first Sunday in November.

What is the elevation of Pigeon Forge?

Elevation of Pigeon Forge: 1,010 ft.
Elevation of Clingmans Dome: 6,643 ft.

What is the population of Pigeon Forge?

Population of Pigeon Forge: 6,171
Population of Sevier County: 95,946

What area code does Pigeon Forge use?

The local Pigeon Forge area code is (865).

What’s the weather like in Pigeon Forge?

The climate in Pigeon Forge is close to perfect. Summer days are warm, with average daytime temperatures around 85 degrees. Winter is moderately cold, with average temperatures of 40 degrees. Casual attire is encouraged for almost all activities. Light clothing for summer and layers for winter work well. Take a jacket if you’re heading to the mountains, as temperatures can vary from 10 to 20 degrees in the higher elevations, and the weather can change very quickly. Even during the summer months, temperatures at higher elevations tend to be cooler.

What are the temperatures in Pigeon Forge during the year?

The average high and low temperatures by month in Pigeon Forge are as follows:
January: 48/25
February: 53/28
March: 61/33
April: 70/41
May: 77/50
June: 83/58
July: 86/63
August: 85/61
September: 80/55
October: 71/43
November: 61/34
December: 51/28

What cities are located near Pigeon Forge?

  • Asheville, N.C. 1.5 hours
  • Atlanta, Ga. 2.9 hours
  • Birmingham, Ala. 4.2 hours
  • Charleston, S.C. 5.4 hours
  • Chattanooga, Tenn. 2.0 hours
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 4.3 hours
  • Columbus, Ohio 6.0 hours
  • Greenville, S.C. 2.3 hours
  • Huntsville, Ala. 3.8 hours
  • Indianapolis, Ind. 6.1 hours
  • Lexington, Ky. 3.2 hours
  • Louisville, Ky. 4.3 hours
  • Mobile, Ala. 8.2 hours
  • Nashville, Tenn. 3.2 hours
  • Roanoke, Va. 3.9 hours
  • Tri-Cities, Tenn. 1.5 hours

What is the distance from Gatlinburg, TN to Pigeon Forge, TN?

Gatlinburg is 7 miles from Pigeon Forge via US-321 S/US-441 N/Parkway

What is the distance from Knoxville, TN to Pigeon Forge, TN?

Knoxville is 36 miles from Pigeon Forge via I-40 E
Knoxville is 28 miles from Pigeon Forge via US-441 S

What is the distance from Asheville, NC to Pigeon Forge, TN?

Asheville is 88 miles from Pigeon Forge via I-40 W
Asheville is 90 miles from Pigeon Forge via US-70 W/Hwy 25 N
Asheville is 94 miles from Pigeon Forge via US-441 N

What is the distance from Memphis, TN to Pigeon Forge, TN?

Memphis is 426 miles from Pigeon Forge via I-40 E

What airports are closest to Pigeon Forge?

Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport
Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport is 47 miles from Pigeon Forge.

Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Airport
Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Airport is located in Sevierville, just seven miles from Pigeon Forge, and has complete airport facilities for general and corporate aviation.

Get complete information on getting to Pigeon Forge by car or air.

What is the best way to get around Pigeon Forge?

The easiest and most affordable way to get around Pigeon Forge is aboard our Fun Time Trolley Service. The trolleys offer year round service, departing from Patriot Park and traveling regular routes through town.

Other types of transportation available include taxis and car rentals in nearby Sevierville. Get complete information on getting around Pigeon Forge during your vacation.

VISITOR INFORMATION

What’s the best way to stay up-to-date on the latest news and happenings in Pigeon Forge?

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Where is the Visitor Center located?

The Pigeon Forge Visitor Information Center, 3107 Parkway, is located at traffic light #5.

Where is the Welcome Center located?

The Pigeon Forge Welcome Center, 1950 Parkway, is located at traffic light #0.

How do I contact the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism?

Contact us any time for more information. Call (865) 453-8574 OR toll free at (800) 251-9100 or send an email to info@mypigeonforge.com.

How can I get a free travel guide for Pigeon Forge?

Fill out a short form to get your free Pigeon Forge travel guide delivered in the mail. Here’s a link to view the online version of our travel planner while you await delivery.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Can I get cell phone service in the national park?

Cell phone signals are readily available in Pigeon Forge but can be difficult to find in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Do restaurants and/or stores sell alcohol?

Beer may be purchased at several locations, including convenience markets and grocery stores. Many Pigeon Forge restaurants also sell beer and wine. Wine also may be purchased at the Mountain Valley Winery.

Can I drive my golf cart on the streets of Pigeon Forge?

Usage of a traditional golf cart, defined as a motor vehicle designed for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and not capable of exceeding speeds of 20 miles per hour, is not allowed on public streets. A golf cart that is designed for on-road use or one that is modified to meet requirements of the low- or medium-speed vehicle and is registered as such, is allowed to operate on streets where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less. In addition, the vehicle must be registered, licensed and insured.

I have a permit to carry a firearm. Is it okay to bring my gun to Pigeon Forge?

Generally, Tennessee recognizes handgun carry permits issued by any state; however, to lawfully carry a handgun in Tennessee based upon a permit or license issued in another state, you must be in possession of the permit or license anytime you carry the gun in this state. Even though you have a permit and are authorized to possess or carry a firearm, there are restrictions as to where firearms may be carried. That information can be found at handgunlaw.us/.

Do any accommodations allow pets?

There are several accommodations that allow pets. Please contact your accommodation choice prior to your arrival regarding specific pet policies. If you’re spending the day at Dollywood, the park offers accommodations for your pup at Doggywood. Space is limited, so reservations are suggested.

For more about local ordinances, visit CityOfPigeonForge.com.