Swimming in Pigeon Forge


Summer in Pigeon Forge is beautiful but very warm! With average highs reaching about 86 degrees, you and your family will be ready for a dip in some cool water after a day of exploring the town. But if your cabin doesn’t offer a private or community pool, where will you go? We have the go-to on the best swimming holes, pools, rivers and more!

Of course, Dollywood’s Splash Country is probably the closest and easily most extravagant water attraction in Pigeon Forge. Named one of the best water parks in the country by Travel, this attraction offers more than 23 water rides and thrilling slides! Offering several children’s areas and rides in addition to rides with scary drops and curves, everyone will love this water park.

Little Pigeon River also offers many safe and beautiful places to take a dip, as well. Travel to Metcalf Bottoms along Little River Road. There are plenty of rocks to lounge on along with picnic areas if you and your family would like to pack a lunch! The river offers slow-flow shallow areas for children to enjoy, as well as deeper areas for adults to take a dip.

Pigeon Forge also offers a Community Pool for a small fee. You and your family can purchase a daily pass for about $6 per person and enjoy the pool all day long! The Community Center features a 25 yard, 6 lane pool for the adult and bigger children. There is also a shallow water baby pool for toddlers and babies!

If you’re looking for a little more adventure and to make a day out of your water experience in Pigeon Forge, consider a rafting or tubing trip! There are many companies that offer day trips that are perfect for families. Little Pigeon River offers varieties of different rides, whether you’re looking for a leisurely float or high-speed rafting adventure.

Pigeon Forge offers many different swimming opportunities for your summertime vacation. Don’t forget to ask about our cabins with indoor pools or with pool access! They are the perfect way to spend a relaxing day working on your tan on your Pigeon Forge vacation. So come on in, the water’s fine!