#15: Foothills RV Park

Foothill RV Park is located at the southern most tip of Pigeon Forge just off the Parkway. The campground is secluded on top of a hill. Great views of the area and plenty of shade due to its wooded landscape. Come set a spell in the cool mountain breezes.

The main roads through the campground are paved.

  • Level paved sites with concrete patios, picnic table, and fire ring on most sites.
  • A total of 37 full hookup sites and 17 cabins.
  • A swimming pool and nearby fishing await the children.
  • There are laundry facilities and a bath house.
  • Free cable TV completes the amenities.
Campground open April - October and on the Trolley route.

Pop-ups welcome but no tent sites.

From exit 407 travel south on HWY 66 and connect to 441. Once in Pigeon Forge you will turn left at stop light #10 unto Huskey Street. Or, turn left onto Cates Lane just before stop light #10 and then turn right unto Huskey Lane and office will be on your left just past Riveredge.

Foothills RV Park is just off the Pigeon Forge Parkway and close to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, Splash Country and numerous dinner Theaters and shows. There are many outlet malls, shopping and restaurants nearby.

Pigeon Forge got its name from an iron forge built by Issac Love around 1820 along the Little Pigeon River. The river got its name from all the passenger pigeons that frequented the banks of the river. The forge was built in vicinity of the Old Mill along the Little Pigeon River. The mill can still be visited near stop light # 7. Due to Pigeon Forges location to the Smoky Mountains, it made it obvious to become a resort/tourist area. Dollywood theme park is one of the biggest attractions.

The main attraction for this area is of course the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On June 15, 1934, Franklin Delano Roosevelt set aside 814 square miles of the Appalachian Mountains. It is the largest and most visited Park in the United States. The highest point is Clingman's Dome at 6,643 feet above sea level. Horseback riding, hiking, nature trails and scenic overlooks make this area so popular. Black Bear, Elk, and deer are a common site.

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The mountains get there name from a natural haze. Hydrocarbons produced by the trees and vast vegetation combined with the high humidity and rainfall produce a bluish/smoky cast. Thus the Great "Smoky" Mountains.

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