Chimneys Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.9
#12 of 36 in Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Set in the wooded area alongside the Little Pigeon River, Chimneys Picnic Area is a great spot to pull in for a bite to eat in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area boasts 68 picnic tables and grills placed on level pads, big enough to accommodate families and small groups of friends. The most popular pads are the decks overlooking the river. Each pad comes with its own parking spot, while the ones nearest to the restrooms remain reserved for people with mobility issues. Take a look at our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Chimneys Picnic Area and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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...  more »
  • This is an amazing area of the park to picnic at. The stream is filled with giant rocks to climb on. The water is refreshing and clear. Very nice to relax and take in nature.  more »
  • The area was clean and well maintained. Beautiful and peaceful place to stop. Clean restrooms, grills for cooking.  more »
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  • Super clean and well maintained. Having running water in the potties is an added bonus! It can get crowded on the weekends so parking can be an issue. Honestly though it's well worth it.
  • Perfect place for a picnic! The view is awesome. You can hang out on the rocks in the water. Take walks on trails. Tables available. Really a great place for photos!
  • Amazing spot to stop with the kids to get a bite to eat and relax. The kids can get in the river and cool off while you prep the food. Kids loved the river and it was nice and relaxing for the parents. Beautiful scenery! Also equipped with grills and restrooms.
  • We came here for Father’s Day to cookout and enjoy the creek area. It is well maintained and easy access. It’s very busy however so plan ahead.
  • Nice rest area for a picnic by the creek. The restrooms are well maintained and easily accessible. The kids loved feeling the cool water coming from the mountains.

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