Trout Fishing in Gatlinburg Public Parks and recreation facilities are plentiful in the Pigeon Forge area. You may enjoy tennis, bowling, racquetball, swimming, weight training, baseball, soccer, and football at Pigeon Forge area parks and public recreation facilities. You can even launch a boat onto Douglas Lake from one area park.
Do you view Gatlinburg as a prime fishing destination? If not, consider this: the city of Gatlinburg is the only city in Tennessee which stocks the rivers weekly with Rainbow Trout to provide the experience of trout fishing for visitors and locals alike. There are very few cities in the nation that spend resources to stock animals for the enjoyment of the population, and Gatlinburg is one of them.
But remember, …you must have a valid Tennessee or North Carolina state fishing license to fish all open Park waters. Licenses must be presented on demand by a Park Ranger.