Great Smoky Mountains

Fall Events in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Autumn in the Smokies has always been a special place to visit for families across the World.  If you haven’t been to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park during the Fall, I highly recommend taking in the amazing displays of color.  You will be awed by the fantastic assortments of leaf change, as well as mountain viewsGatlinburg & Pigeon Forge serve as great hosts to this amazing seasonal change.  You can book a cabin rental for your family or friends.  Enjoy a day of hiking, a grilled-out meal, or college football game on your cabin’s tube.

September features several impressive car shows such as Shades of the Past Rod Run XXIX at Dollywood & the Grand Fall Rod Run.  October features the peak of Autumn color, Gatlinburg’s Craftsmen Fair, & the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. November features the Winterfest Magic Festival & Chili Cook-off, Festival of Trees, and the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Thanksgiving in the Smokies is an amazing tradition for families throughout the United States that look to visit Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.  Families select vacation cabin rentals to host their traditional Thanksgiving meal.  No matter what month you choose to visit the Smoky Mountains this Fall, you’ll definitely create the memories of a lifetime!

Great Smoky Mountains

Fishing in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

One of the great outdoor activities in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is trout fishing. Whether you’re a pro or just got your first pole, the City of Gatlinburg has several streams that are easily accessible and sure to have that fish you’ll be talking about for years. Most days, you can fish inside the city limits or in the National Park. Purchase your license by stopping by our Gatlinburg Welcome Center, located on the right as you come into town on 441 South.
The City of Gatlinburg has its own trout farm and stocks the streams on Thursdays, so there is no fishing inside the Gatlinburg city limits on Thursdays. There are some rules and regulations and different license requirements that we’ve listed below so you’ll know exactly what to expect in planning your fishing trip.
Licenses can be purchased by

•persons who possess a valid Tennessee Drivers License

•persons who have lived in Tennessee for 90 consecutive days with the intent of making Tennessee their home

•military personnel on active duty in Tennessee and their immediate family

•students enrolled in a Tennessee college or university for at least six months.
NOTE: Tennessee Residents with a Sportsman License (Type 40) or a Lifetime Sportsman License do not need any other license or permit.

•Ages 12 and under – NO license or permit required

•Military Personnel on leave carrying copy of leave orders. (A pass does not meet this requirement) – No license required.

•Age 13-15 years – Gatlinburg permit, One-day (type 99) or Three-Day (Type 96) PLUS Junior Hunt, Fish, and Trap License (Type 02).

•Age 16 to 64 years old – Gatlinburg Permit, One-day (Type 99) or Three-Day (Type 96) PLUS Annual Trout (Type 22) and ONE of the following: Annual Hunt and Fish Combination (Type 01), County of Residence (Type 20), and One-day Fishing (Type 21).

•Age 65 years or older – Permanent Senior Citizen Hunt/Fish/Trap (Type 166) or Annual Senior Citizen Permit (Type 167)

Non-Residents – (Out of Tennessee)

Ages 12 – NO license or permit required

Age 13 to 15 years old – Gatlinburg Permit, One-day (type 99) or Three-Day (Type 96), PLUS Non-resident Junior Hunt and Fish (Type 70)
Age 16 and over- Non-resident Gatlinburg One-day (Type 97) ONLY OR a combination of the following: Gatlinburg One-day (Type 99) or Three-day (Type 97) PLUS one of these Non-resident licenses: Three Day All Fish (Type 78); Ten-day All Fish (Type 80); or Annual All Fish (Type 81)
Aunt Bug’s cabin rentals offers creekside cabins & river-side chalets in Gatlinburg for trout fishermen and kids who love to fish!  If you need a river cabin rental, check out Aunt Bug’s cabins or Acorn cabin rentals.