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Nice quiet area

This was our first visit and we just wanted to see how the area was. It was not crowded and very... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Lost on the Nature Trail

We took the nature trail. One mile. 45 minutes to complete. Well since the recent rains the river... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
Hobart, Indiana
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit and we just wanted to see how the area was. It was not crowded and very peaceful. It is a little out of the way, but we will return to hike to Hen Wallow Falls.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank crystalm37
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

We took the nature trail. One mile. 45 minutes to complete. Well since the recent rains the river crossing at signpost number 11 was impossible. The water was so high and so rushing that it was dangerous to try to cross. So we did not...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ECWashington
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Good quiet area to eat and recharge before or after your hike. Easy access to this area and good ameneties, restrooms, grills and picnic tables. Lots of room for kids to run around and play.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank sdhigbee
Reviewed April 3, 2017

The park road to the Cosby area is paved and not too steep so it is a nice drive in itself. All the traffic hurrying to Gatlinburg or Asheville goes right on by the turn which is fine by me. The large, two level parking...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Paul S
Reviewed November 27, 2016 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Joe L
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,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tennessee50plus
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Laura W
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Dan N
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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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