Pigeon Forge: French Broad River and Lake Helicopter Trip

Activity provider: Scenic Helicopter Tours

Pigeon Forge: French Broad River and Lake Helicopter Trip

Activity provider: Scenic Helicopter Tours

From US$ 210.94 per person

Take in both lake and mountain views on this round-trip helicopter flight in Pigeon Forge. See the French Broad River and Douglas Lake before continuing past Sevierville to Gatlinburg.

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Duration 25 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Experience the thrill of seeing the world from above the clouds
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Smokey Mountains
  • Get a bird's eye view of Douglas Lake and English Mountain
  • Enjoy Cove Mountain and Wears Valley views from high in the sky
  • Rest easy with a qualified pilot and a full safety briefing before take-off
Full description

Join a helicopter tour and fly alongside the French Broad River, across Douglas Dam and along the western shore picturesque Douglas Lake. As the flight turns southwest, see the Great Smoky Mountains in the distance, but it doesn’t end there.

The tour continues southward and over the Sevierville and Dollywood areas. As you climb in altitude, you’ll follow the terrain up to the crest of Cove Mountain at the national park boundary line where you’ll be met with unbeatable views of the Wears Valley area.

Continuing along the edge of Wears Valley, travel northbound between Pigeon Forge and the rolling foothills of the Smoky Mountains as you return to the heliport.

  • Pilot and guide
  • Headsets to communicate with each other
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the big yellow helicopter at Scenic Helicopter Tours. Present your confirmation voucher at the reception desk upon arrival.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Max passenger/seat weight limit is 300 lbs. Passengers with body weights exceeding 300 lbs can still be accommodated in a jet or long ranger aircraft. An additional fee may apply, which is payable directly to the local partner on the day of the tour
  • Per FAA regulations and in the interest of passenger safety, all passengers must be weighed at check-in. Only the flight crew will have access to passenger weights, and all information will be kept confidential
Customer reviews

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An absolute amazing experience!! It was our first time on a helicopter, the staff took their time to explain everything to us to make sure we felt safe and comfortable. Absolute great views and even better pictures!! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back to do this when we go back to the smokey mountains !! Great find ⚡️

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September 5, 2022

Our pilot was very knowledgeable about the area and overall just very friendly. It was our very first helicopter ride and he did a great job of making us all feel at ease. Great experience and would definitely recommend the 25 minute tour!

July 31, 2022

Product ID: 410271