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Great picnic spot!!

Stopped for a planned picnic with young children after hiking. This area has many picnic tables... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
587kristyd
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Beautiful spot to picnic

This spot is a great place to picnic in the National park. I was a little worried that it would be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jessicae126
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Chimneys Picnic Area #1, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a planned picnic with young children after hiking. This area has many picnic tables each with its own charcoal grill, picnic table and parking spot, similar to a campsite. Was busy but we found a spot. The best thing was the river filled...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This spot is a great place to picnic in the National park. I was a little worried that it would be super crowded, as the park is so busy in the summer time. But there were plenty of picnic tables so we were easily able...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jessicae126
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I stopped at the Chimneys Picnic Area on a recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our family typically goes to the Cades Cove Picnic Area so we wanted to try a new one. The picnic area is about 5...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the picnic areas in the Smoky Mountains National Park. The picnic area resembles a campground with each parking area being associated with a picnic table. This area has a stream that can be seen from most of the tables. The bathrooms are very clean!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Loved it!! Its a must to come again and picnic with family and friends. Has grills and picnic tables. Also has bathroom facilities.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Courtney J
Reviewed July 8, 2019

I've never felt the need to review a picnic area before, but this one impressed me. We stopped for lunch on our way to Clingmans Dome, expecting it to be just a clearing with tables. It's much larger than what you see when you first...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RedNailz
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Beautiful river bank with large rocks. Picnic and bbq grills all around. Just gorgeous!! One of my favorite places around there.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank carolinvPT
Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

We have come here since I was a kid. My dad has this tradition of bringing a watermelon and letting it get really cold in the cool water of chimney tops. We did the same with our family though we weren’t there long enough for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank HeatherMonique
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Very nice location for a picnic with the family. Picnic tables with grills available at each spot. The river was so relaxing, just to sit and listen to the waters or to get in and enjoy the coolness of the water. Definitely will be back!

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank bmwod
Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Wow, this is a nice place for a picnic, or to just come and explore the creek flowing by. Lots of places along it to explore.

Date of experience: June 2019
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sedhaven
July 18, 2018|
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Response from onego2001 | Reviewed this property |
Elevation: Around 2800'. Just a few miles from downtown Gatlinburg.
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Annsims
May 23, 2018|
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Response from H_Winchester1219 | Reviewed this property |
Hey Annsims; I'd say roughly 25 miles or so but the speed limit is lower so it may take 45 mins or more to get there. Totally worth it though!
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skilodgevb
May 2, 2018|
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the Chimneys Picnic area is open now.
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