Endless Free Fun at Pigeon Forge’s Wilderness Wildlife Week

The 25th annual Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has more programs than ever this year, so this event is a must if you’ll be at the White Oak Lodge and Resort from January 24 to January 31, 2015.

What once started as a single-afternoon event now spans eight days with its base for activities at the LeConte Center. Wilderness Wildlife Week has grown to hundreds of indoor programs and dozens of hikes, excursions and tours. It also has a new home, having moved to the 

The week gets people acclimated to the outdoors and Great Smoky Mountains with sessions on fishing, snake handling, cell phone picture-taking and basic compass and map-reading tips. And for the music lovers, there are Appalachian music presentations. There’s always something new going on.


Indoor events include photography workshops, lectures and musical sessions. Children even have their own specialized programs called KIDS’ TRACK!, which gives them invaluable first-hand learning experiences. More than 200 experts ranging from photography, biology, historians and beyond will help lead Wildlife Wilderness Week. Admission is free to all activities.

Visitors from all over the globe come to Pigeon Forge for Wildlife Wilderness Week, so if you are staying at the White Oak Lodge and Resort during that time, attending should be on the top of your to-do list.

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Photos courtesy of Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism.