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Address: Little Greenbrier Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Great picnic spot

We lucked out with a spot right on the river for our first picnic lunch in the park. Very nice picnic facilities with grilling pits at every table, and convenient restrooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We lucked out with a spot right on the river for our first picnic lunch in the park. Very nice picnic facilities with grilling pits at every table, and convenient restrooms. With the beautiful Little River running a stone's toss from the table, this was easily our favorite picnic spot in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great spot for kids to splash, skip rocks, and play in the creek. Very relaxing, and fun. Very scenic little wood bridge. Good spot to catch rainbow trout nearby also.

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Lantana, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It seems that there is always an empty picnic table somewhere along the river front. The area is usually a quiet place for a retreat to enjoy nature. It's even handicap accessible.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Over a hundred picnic sites at Metcalf Bottoms. Perfect place to eat and enjoy nature. We sat at a table and watched the river flowing past us. There are also toilet facilities here. From this area you can cross the wooden bridge and drive up to Little Greenbriar school. Picnic area located off the Little River Road on the way... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

After three days in Pigeon Forge and two days at Dollywood /Splash Country, this was a great escape. We stopped here on our way out of town. It was peaceful , beautiful, and the best hour we spent while at Pigeon Forge. My daughters loved getting in the stream and playing. They had more fun here than at Dollywood/Splash country.... More 

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Rockwell NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We found this little park to be quite beautiful. We even took the trail to The Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse. My mother took this trail also but was very tired when she got there. We did not know you could actually drive there. Would not recommend the trail for older adults. However the trail was beautiful with all the greenery and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a great time at Metcalf Bottoms! Beautiful scenery, nice picnic areas by the river with Charcoal grills! Kids loved playing in the river.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Plenty of tables along the creek, bathroom facilities available. Does stay pretty busy as it is a very nice place to picnic. On the way to Cade's Cove.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Metcalf Bottoms is a nice place to stop for a picnic as you make your way from Gatlinburg to Cades Cove. Grills and tables close to Little River and restroom facilities. In the summer this area is popular with tubers. When it gets too cold for the tubers, it's good place for fly fishing for trout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a family picnic here and found it quiet and peaceful. Plenty of spots by the water with easy access. Restrooms were clean and there were several in each loop. We took the Greenbrier school trail and it was an interesting addition to the day. This place is A great alternative to the chimneys area.

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Address: Address: Little Greenbrier Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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