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Pigeon Forge Readies for Fall Foliage Season with Reminder To Travel Responsibly

Family-friendly destination is home to more than 14,500 overnight accommodations, many of which offer contact-free options for travelers.

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Sept. 29, 2020)—As fall approaches in the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) reminds visitors to travel responsibly in search of autumn colors.  With more than 14,500 overnight accommodations, the family-friendly destination offers travelers a variety of lodging properties, many of which provide reduced and contact-free options.

“Research tells us that 50 percent* of American travelers are considering fall travel, and we know that securing a place to stay is essential to any vacation,” said Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. “Pigeon Forge’s overnight accommodations range from condominiums, campgrounds and resorts to cabins and hotels, and many have adapted to offer reduced- or contact-free options that limit person-to-person interactions. We know this is one of the most important considerations as folks consider a trip amid the pandemic.”

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Pigeon Forge visitors can take advantage of cooler fall weather to enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences where being physically distant comes naturally.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently increased access to additional campgrounds and picnic areas, including Abrams Creek, Balsam Mountain, Big Creek, Cataloochee, and Cosby Campgrounds; Big Creek, Cataloochee, Round Bottom, and Tow String Horse Camps; Heintooga and Look Rock Picnic Areas and Little Greenbrier Road. All park trails, backcountry campsites, shelters, visitor centers and restrooms are open; however, some campsites require reservations. More information is available at There is no admission fee to enter GSMNP.
  • The recently-opened REI Pigeon Forge, the co-op’s newest retail format, is designed to be a gateway to outdoor adventures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The store offers a variety of gear rentals for hikers, campers, bikers, paddlers, and other outdoor enthusiasts along with car racks. REI Co-op is located in the Shops at Mountain Mile.
  • Dollywood theme park’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 25-Oct.31) features more than 800 live concerts and thousands of pumpkins. New this season, guests can purchase a reduced-price ticket which provides entry after 5 p.m. for those who want to make a quick trip to the park to experience Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health. The limited-time offer, which is just $35 plus tax, is available online only; blackout dates apply.
  • Several Pigeon Forge restaurants make it easy to dine outdoors with special to-go packs. Puckett’s, Mama’s Farmhouse, the Old Mill are just a few and they offer hearty, customizable meals. Picnic spots are available in GSMNP or along the six-mile Riverwalk in Pigeon Forge.
  • Other outdoor activities include the Fountain Show at The Island in Pigeon Forge (free and presented daily beginning at 10 a.m.), Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park and Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park, home of the Flying Ox zipline coaster.

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World’s First Cable-to-Rail Zipline Roller Coaster Opens in Pigeon Forge, TN

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Josh Mayberry, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack

Feud Show & Adventure Park

(865) 280-1550


Family Friendly Adventure Now Open at Lumberjack Square

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, has officially opened the Flying Ox, the world’s first cable-to-rail zipline roller coaster.

The one-of-a-kind Flying Ox zipline roller coaster takes riders on a thrilling 1,000-foot-long ride 80 feet in the air above Lumberjack Square in the zipline position. Instead of traveling in a straight line, riders wind, drop, and soar through the air at approximately 15 miles per hour. The Flying Ox combines the thrill of ziplining with the track features of a roller coaster into one family fun attraction.

The new attraction was inspired by the history of the local logging industry. It is just one of several experiences located in the lumberjack-themed adventure park that opened in late 2018. Guests also can enjoy scenic views from the attraction’s 80-foot-tall observation tower.

“With the addition of the Flying Ox, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park is the only location in the world where thrill seekers can ride a cable-to-rail zipline roller coaster,” said Vice President of Marketing Josh Mayberry. “Lumberjack Square strives to provide a unique experience where guests can watch a lumberjack show then try their hand at some of the competitive events they see performed by the professional lumberjacks.”

Guests can experience a log roll and boom run while secured by harnesses that keep participants from landing in the water. A lumberjack-themed ropes course, speed climb towers, and a simulated free-fall from an 80-foot-tall jump platform are also offered. In the coming months, the park will be adding springboard chop and cross-cut saw attractions.

To engineer the new attraction, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud partnered with CLIMB Works, the leader in the zipline industry. CLIMB Works is committed to exceeding safety standards and guest expectations.

The guest reviews at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park have been outstanding so far, and the team is excited to share a unique experience with everyone that visits Pigeon Forge! The park can accommodate groups of up to 400 per hour and is open daily rain or shine. Guests can purchase tickets at the Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud box office on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge or online.

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About Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park, recently voted Best New Business by, is a one of a kind entertainment complex offering affordable fun for families

and groups. Showcased by our world-class lumberjacks and our one-of-a-kind adventure park,

the attraction provides the area’s newest entertainment destination. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack

Feud Show & Adventure Park is a must-see on your next family vacation. For more information,

visit or call 865-366-3330.


Additional Information

Josh Mayberry

Jmayberry (at) topconcetps (dot) us

(865) 280-1550