We will be staying between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg when we come up there in the Sky Harbor area. I have been trying to decide the best way to get to Lake Chilhowee for a day of fun. I feel like it would be best to go on into Gatlinburg and hit Little River road through the park and come out in Townsend and then go down the foothills parkway instead of trying to fight all the traffic back through Pigeon Forge and Wears Valley. I know on the weekend of October 15th will be very congested up there with traffic. That is why I am asking so that I can spend most of my time out on the water instead of stuck in traffic. I appreciate any help you will give me.