Driving in Pigeon Forge, TN isn’t like any other driving experience. The Smoky Mountain town is right in the middle of two seasonally busy cities (Gatlinburg and Sevierville) and is itself a very busy place. Depending when you visit Pigeon Forge you may find bumper to bumper traffic or completely clear roads. We’ve put together a list that will help you maneuver your way though Pigeon Forge, TN
Top Things You Need To Know AboutDriving in Pigeon Forge, TN
-Traffic in Pigeon Forge becomes very busy during peak holiday seasons (Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Easter, spring break, July 4th, Labor Day, Presidents Day, etc.) and our busiest time of year is during the summer when lots of family like to come to Pigeon Forge, TN to enjoy time off of work and school.
-Using a GPS in the Smoky Mountains doesn’t work. If you’re staying in a cabin in Pigeon Forge, TN then you might want to ask the cabin company for directions. We have had many guests that got lost using a GPS or Google Maps for directions.
-Don’t speed. Cops patrol the roads in Pigeon Forge, TN regularly. Because so many tourists walk our sidewalks and cross our streets it’s important that visitors to Pigeon Forge obey the 35 mile per hour speed limit on the main parkway. Not speeding will keep Pigeon Forge, TN visitors safe and will prevent you from getting a ticket too.
-There are backroads for getting around some of the major traffic in Pigeon Forge. You don’t always have to take the parkway to get places. Take a look at our blog about Pigeon Forge backroads here.
-Driving times are also a factor in how much traffic you’ll come across in Pigeon Forge, TN. The busiest time of day is any weekend day, and weekdays between 10am and 8pm. Typical rush hour traffic during lunch and dinner apply and if you can avoid the busy times it’ll be to your advantage.