Chimneys Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Chimneys Picnic Area is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A visit to Chimneys Picnic Area represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We always cook out here.. Boys loved playing in the stream too. They saw little chipmunks all up in the rocks around them.. The picnic area is clean as are the restrooms. Great area, but get here earl...  read more »
  • For a picnic area, this one is really a beautiful place to go. Cooking hamburgers, hot dogs or steaks surrounded by a beautiful creek full of boulders and towering trees can't be beat. The area is an ...  read more »
  • Pictures will never do justice to the magnificent beauty of this area. The West Prong of the Little Pigeon River tumbles down the mountain over boulders and rocks forming small, clear pools, that are ...  read more »
  • Awesome place to bring the family for a picnic or bbq! The scenery is full of trees and the mountain river. After lunch we took the kids for a swim in the river, climbed rocks, swam in the shallow pools, skipped rocks and just enjoyed nature.
  • Every trip to Gatlinburg will find us playing in the Chimneys Picnic Area. The water is always cold and the area is covered with shade. Be careful climbing the large rocks, they are slippery when wet. The picnic areas have charcoal grills setup for cooking, just supply your own food and picnic supplies. There are three regular restroom buildings that are typical national park high efficiency restrooms and a handicap accessible restroom near the handicap accessible picnic spots.
  • One of our favorite spots in the Smokies! Also stop by the Sugarlands Visitor Center, just before it. Great place to grill out & enjoy the nature. Saw two bear cubs near the road right around the curve from here!! (A park ranger was present!)
  • Greatest place to enjoy the best of Smokey mountains! The rocks will give kids and adults hours of fun to climb on. The river is a must see.
  • Quiet and peaceful place to enjoy a cookout with the family. Playing in the creek is really fun. Has restroom facilities on site.
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