Smoky Mountain Gem Mining – My Bear Foot Cabins

Smoky Mountain Gem Mining


Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

When planning a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, make sure you include a visit to the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, located on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, only two miles from Dollywood, and minutes from Gatlinburg and Sevierville. Here you can mine for your own gems in our flume area. You can have your finds cut and polished and mounted into Jewelry. VCheck out the General Store which includes the Assay Station, Rock Shop,Fossil Shop, Jewelry Counter, Book Center, and unusual gifts made from rocks and fossils.

Visit our Rock Shop in Pigeon Forge!

For the “little pirates”, they also have a Pirates Treasure Bucket.

2865 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
They are located next door to the Three Bears General Store and across the street from the Red Roof Mall.
(865) 453-4733

Goats on the Roof Gem Mining

Another one of the top places to go gem mining in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is Goats on the Roof, which is conveniently located right on Wears Valley Road. Everyone in your family will love searching for rare gems such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds! Just start with a bucket of soil and then sift it through an authentic water sluice. Once the moving current of water rushes the soil away from your screened tray, the treasures left behind will be revealed! This is the only gem mine in the Smoky Mountains with live goats living on the roof, so don’t miss this unique destination.

1341 Wears Valley Road • Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 • 865.366.7139

Anakeesta Gem Mining

Located at the end of the Treetop Canopy Walk and adjacent to the Treehouse Village Playground, Anakeesta Gem Mining is always a fun family activity and perfect for children of all ages. An interactive waterfall and sluice allows kids of all ages to search for that special gemstone or fossil. Children can indulge their inner-explorer by sifting through the earth to find the perfect gem. Help lead your children on an adventure as they search for diamonds in the rough.

576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

Big Rock Dude Ranch Gem Mining

Big Rock Dude Ranch gem mining is full of all sorts of Geo’s. Their flume is located beside the Little Cove Creek and the Kids’ Playground.

From Danny the Rock Man, the gems come from all parts of the world.

Types of Geo’s in each bag

Quartz Chrystal, Amethyst, Pyrite, Blue Calcite, Serpentine, Septarian Agate, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Jade, & Turquoise.


Discover a gem of a place to stay at My Bearfoot Cabins. Our cabins are situated in beautiful locations among the Smokies, but are still just minutes away from all of the wonderful attractions, restaurants and shops in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. While staying with us, enjoy comfortable bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, private decks, hot tubs, fireplaces and much more.
Pat and Don Kirchhoefer, Ownwers