If you’re looking for a front-row seat to the action in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN from the comfort of your own home, you need to check out the live webcams!
From downtown Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there’s a webcam for everyone. Here are some of our favorites!
Insider Tip: This is also a great way to see which times of year and days of the week are busiest in town!
Why Check out Live Webcams?
Checking out a live webcam is a great way to stay updated on the latest happenings in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN! You can see what the weather is like, how busy the traffic is, and even catch a glimpse of some of the area’s most popular attractions. Sometimes I check them out just because I miss the Smokies, and webcams are the next best thing to being there.
Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should check out live webcams in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:
1. Keep up with the weather conditions
2. Check traffic conditions before you head out
3. See what’s new in town
4. Plan your trip around events you see taking place
5. Get a taste of the Smokies before you even arrive!
Now, let’s check out the best Smoky Mountain webcams!
Downtown Gatlinburg Webcams
These webcams allow you to check out the Gatlinburg Parkway to see how much traffic there is, and also give you a good idea of how busy the area is in general.
The Gatlinburg Space Needle webcam is placed high above the Gatlinburg streets on the top of the space needle. From this view you can get a great idea of traffic conditions and how busy the town is. You can also see the trolley cars making their way down the Parkway.
The Gatlinburg Skylift Park webcam is great for getting a feel of what the weather is like in Gatlinburg. You can also see how busy Gatlinburg is from this webcam.
From this webcam, you can see the incredible views of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. You can also get a taste of the activities available at Anakeesta, like zip-lining and Firefly Village.
You can check out the Ober Gatlinburg webcam to see the current conditions on the mountain. This is a great way to see if the skiing and snowboarding conditions are good before you head up!
From the top of Mt. Harrison, enjoy the view of Gatlinburg from The Summit of Gatlinburg condos. You can see Anakeesta, Gatlinburg, Ober Gatlinburg and other areas from above.
This webcam is great for getting a feel of what the weather is like in Gatlinburg. You can also see how busy Rowdy Bear is if you are planning on heading that way to check out the Adventure Park.
This webcam is located inside Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. From this cam, you can see the penguins that call Ripley’s home. Last time I checked they were feeding the penguins!
Pigeon Forge Webcams
Here are two great webcams showing the mountains around Pigeon Forge. They are great for checking out the weather conditions in the area as well as helpful in deciding to book a cabin here.
This is a great way to get a feel for how bad the traffic is in Pigeon Forge as you get a perfect view of the Pigeon Forge Parkway.
From this view atop the Smoky Mountain Escape Games you can get a great view of the Island in Pigeon Forge and see the Smoky Mountain Wheel and the Smokies in the background.
Enjoy the view and what it would be like to hang out on the balcony of the Inn on the River in Pigeon Forge. Overlooks the Little Pigeon River.
Have you had a chance to visit the eagle sanctuary at Dollywood Amusement Park? Keep an eye on these amazing birds from the largest non-releasable bald eagle sanctuary with the live cameras in several areas of the sanctuary.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Webcams
While none of these webcams will give you a feel for how busy the area is, there are incredible mountain views of the nature of the Great Smoky Mountains. They allow you to check current weather conditions and just enjoy the scenery.
These webcams are really great in the fall to check out the fall foliage and in the winter to check for snow fall amounts.
This Great Smoky Mountain webcam is placed high atop Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On a clear day, you can see for miles! A great way to check weather and to see an amazing view of the mountains.
From Newfound Gap, you get a beautiful view of the mountains as well as any traffic that might be coming up or down the road.
The Look Rock webcam is great for getting a feel of what the weather is like in the Smokies as well visibility and you can check out Mount Leconte and Cades Cove.
This is a wonderful Northeast view of the Smoky Mountains. It’s a very relaxing view of the mountains.
If you want to check out a view of the mountains, this one is at a medium elevation.
Final Thoughts on Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Webcams
These are just a few of the many live webcams available in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Check them out before your next trip to see what’s happening in town and to get a feel for the conditions!