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Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

#5 of 12 Outdoor Activities in Pigeon Forge Features Animals
909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4531
+1 865-428-9398
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My perfect fishing place

Very nice place to visit. The staff are very nice and helpful. Enjoyed my fishing trip very much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenny O
Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
Favorite part of our trip

We've ridden horses all over the country including the Rocky Mountains. This was by far our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kimberly S
via mobile
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Horseback Riding, Petting Zoo, Fishing Pond, Gem Mining, ATV Rides, onsite Chow-Boys Cafe & General Store Free picnic area Heritage museum. peace/guitet swings around the duck pond playing area kids ,Horse shoes pit.or just rocking on the General store porch.And surrounded by little cove creek to wade in.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
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909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4531
+1 865-428-9398
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit. The staff are very nice and helpful. Enjoyed my fishing trip very much. Will definitely be back.

Thank Jenny O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've ridden horses all over the country including the Rocky Mountains. This was by far our favorite. Nice trails, great trail guide, very healthy horses. We had a group of 8 ranging in age from 11-65. Wonderful for all ages! Highly recommended. Get there early!

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My 8 year old grandson was never on horse before guides were great fishing fun but no one caught any fish

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a eight-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son this dude ranch did a great job of taking care of me and my children. We had a great time I recommend the Horse back rides . We also did the mining which was OK and...More

Thank Tomtheman11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to spend the day. Had tons o fun riding the horses, feeding the animals, and fishing. Would definitely go back.

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience. I took my fiancé to ride as we stayed in Gatlinburg for Memorial Day. I was so amazed at how every one of the horses seemed to have their own personality! The horses are very well-groomed and people friendly. It's...More

Thank Gfrostross
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a wonderful ride. The horses are well cared for and an easy ride. Jonathon is a skilled, fun, and careful guide. I am definitely going to visit this excellent facility again.

Thank dvirden2
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to this ranch, but it won't be the last. Jonathan was a great guide along the three mile ride and what could be more beautiful than a trail ride in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this ranch a handful of times and it never fails to excite us! The staff is very friendly and the prices are reasonable. I also love how when you purchase photos it goes towards the care of their horses! The petting zoo...More

Thank Jeanniexo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They refuse to let me ride because they said I was to fat and short to ride a horse at 5'3 and 227. I have been riding horse up and down mountains my whole life. I even own 4 horses I ride on mt trails...More

Thank Carliewargo
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What type of fish are in the stocked pond? And how big are they? I know I can not keep them nor do I want to.
28 May 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
I didn't go fishing while we were there but I was told it's stocked with a little bit of everything and that there was some big ones in there too.
Dmitri-Mary Y
What is the youngest age to ride a horse with a parent?
28 November 2016|
Response from Christina C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not positive but i saw a child approximately 2 yrs old riding with his mom.
How young can you be to ride a horse
22 July 2016|
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Response from Christina C | Reviewed this property |
My son was 6 and rode on his own. There were quite a few younger kids riding when we went. A child that was about 2 was riding with a parent