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pigeon forge area in May

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pigeon forge area in May

Hi, we are looking to be in the area early may 2013. Will Dollywood be open this early? What about Splash Mountain? What about activities like the Zip lining or White Water rafting? What is the weather like in general for the first week of may?

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1. Re: pigeon forge area in May

Dollywood will open in early April. Splash Country usually opens teh weekend before Memorial Day so if you are coming in early may it will not be open.

Whitewater rafting, ziplining, and all the other outdoor activities will be in full swing.

The weatheer is typically highs in the mid 70s to upper 80s and lows from mid 40s to mid 50s overnight. Bring a light jacket.

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2. Re: pigeon forge area in May

Thanks for that. It looks like we will have to make it a week later than planned so from 11 to 25 May 2013. Is there likely to be much change in the weather than the first week of May?

Also, are there many biting insects around at this time of year? Can you enjoy sitting on a porch in the mountains without being eaten alive by them?

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3. Re: pigeon forge area in May

The weather in May is pretty much the same across the board. Highs in upper 70s- low 80s, lows anywhere from mid 40s to low 60s. pack a light jacket for some of the evenings.

Insects will depend on how mild or harsh the winter is. If it is a cold winter, then there will be fewer insects. If it is as mild as this past winteer was, there will be a lot of insects. However, usually sitting on a porch is not too bad, purchase a citronella candle to burn or some bugspray and you will be fine.

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4. Re: pigeon forge area in May

Thanks for your help HG247, much appreciated.

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