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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Very nice place for picnic or trail walking. Very laid back seldom used area. They are not joking when they say moss grows on the picnic tables.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joe L
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place for picnic or trail walking. Very laid back seldom used area. They are not joking when they say moss grows on the picnic tables.

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Thank Joe L
Springfield, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Like all GSMNP picnic areas, this one is very nice, well equipped and in a beautiful setting. If you enter the park from the Cosby, TN side, the picnic area is close by. If you are in the Gatlinburg, TN area or on the Cherokee, NC side, this area is a long drive. It is on the Northwest end of... More 

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Thank Tennessee50plus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This area has about 10 picnic tables in the open and a large group under a pavillion. Nice washrooms with flush toilets and sinks. Just at the front of the campground and the base of a few hiking trails.

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Thank Laura W
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Cosby Picnic Area is easy to get to and it is a great place to enjoy nature, a meal and create wonderful memories.

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Thank ALL4JESUS66
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Great spot in the Smokeys for picnic. Very peaceful area. Trash cans etc... all the tables are good spots plus a bigger covered one for larger gatherings.

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Thank Dan N
Westville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a large picnic area at the Crosby area of GSMNP. Follow Hwy 321East from Gatlinburg & hang a right at the intersection of Hwy 32. Turn right again at the Cosby Campground Road. The parking area is large & every time we've been there, mostly empty. The usual picnic table & pit toilets. Not as scenic as Chimneys... More 

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Thank ccindyk48
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

This is great spot for a hike for all ages. Not very crowded at all. The waterfall was breathtaking and we even had a few moments without anyone else around. I will definitely come back when I visit again.

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Thank Sarah J
Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

I often just drive up to the picnic area to have a quiet lunch and just get lost in the silence. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful place so near.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I took our vintage RV here during peak colors (late Oct.). Sites are primitive but level, beautiful, and well kept. Fresh water and dump station are right near each other and easily accessible. Water tasted great. Hiking trail to Mt. Camerer peak is gorgeous and challenging and lets you experience a bit of the Appalachian trail. Families... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a great place for kids to experience the mountains and be outside for a picnic. It is an easy drive from I-40 using the Foot Hills Parkway....6 miles. The views coming over the mountain are terrific too. This was a great area to camp. It offers spaces for rigs, pop ups, and tents. It is near the AT... More 

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