Smoky Mountains Fall Recap

Did you visit the Smokies this past October? Great Smoky Mountains National Park is reporting the highest visitation in 27 years for the month of October.

1,261,104 people came to the park during what turned out to be a very eventful month. Fall foliage always draws a huge crowd in October. In fact, it’s typically the second or third busiest month of the year in the Smokies.

Coloration in the leaves was a little later than usual this year, record rainfalls were recorded at the start of the month and a vicious snowstorm hit the mountains on Halloween night. Despite all this, over a million people still came and enjoyed the scenic beauty of the Smokies.

The folks here in Pigeon Forge would like to thank everyone who visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding area during October! We hope you’ll come back soon!