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Chimneys Picnic Area

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Chimneys Picnic Area

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Chimneys Picnic Area #1, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Thundering Streams and Falls of the Smokies

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**Please note that all participants will be required to wear a mask for orientation and any instances where close contact cannot be avoided. Please bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. You will also be asked to sign an acknowledgement of risks and report any illness within 14 days of tour.** <br>With 3100 miles of streams in the Smokies, there are thousands of beautiful stretches of white water. Adventure awaits as you explore the magic of pristine cascades and waterfalls on a little known trail. We'll warm up on a more popular trail, pausing to enjoy smaller cascades before turning onto a less traveled section of the Park. In the winter, we'll enjoy beautiful glimpses of the surrounding mountains, during the spring we'll pause to enjoy our famous wildflower display, summer brings refreshing swimming holes and in autumn the beauty of changing leaves. This hike is considered moderately adventurous as we gain elevation, climb over downed trees and get our feet wet.
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Hillbilly V wrote a review Jan 16
Townsend, Tennessee37 contributions3 helpful votes
This picnic area used to be a campground many years ago but was turned into a picnic area only and it is absolutely beautiful. The cold mountain stream that runs through the picnic grounds is a sure draw for any child. Bears are known to frequent the area so you have to be bear aware but what a thrill to see one. One thing to keep in mind is that fed bears become problem bears and that can bring an early end to a bear's life. Please don't feed them and watch from a distance. The GSMNP is not Disney World. It is a wild environment.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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chadz52 wrote a review Nov 2020
Atlanta, Georgia509 contributions188 helpful votes
Be prepared for constant weather changes. Pack light and take plenty of water and snacks. Wear good hiking shoes and use trekking poles. Start earlier than you think you should and enjoy the best hiking trail in the Smokies.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Nannette S wrote a review Oct 2020
Rockville, Indiana39 contributions8 helpful votes
Nice picnic area near the river. Good photo ops, but really busy. People were playing in the water, picnicing and taking pictures-fun place for a stop
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Date of experience: October 2020
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KCcouple1953 wrote a review Sep 2020
Lenexa, Kansas62 contributions19 helpful votes
We picnicked there prior to our Alum Cave hike. Perfect! Has flush toilets. We were there on a weekday, so it wasn't crowded.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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gawildcats wrote a review Sep 2020
Cumming, Georgia411 contributions112 helpful votes
We happened on this areas by accident right at lunch time. It is a beautiful spot for picnic, right beside a river. The spaces were spacious with picnic tables and grills, and a clean restroom as well.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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