Chimneys Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • Recently visited here for a lunch stop. Waded out into the stream to sit and enjoy the scenery while eating lunch. Very peaceful and beautiful.  more »
  • After parts of Gatlinburg and the mountains burned earlier in the year, we drove out to visit the Chimneys, which were still closed due to the fire. We drove through this picnic area, however, because...  more »
  • Here we came first from when we reason through the park. It was here so beautiful that we decided to make it a sandwich to eat. We knew then that we had better also bbq meat. There are picnic areas at all BBQ's. This is so nice that we have bought stuff but the next day. By the stream, it is also fun for children. That can play here. Definitely worth a stop. If it is just to move the legs st.
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  • Excellent picnic area for wading in the stream. A short nature hike leaves the parking area as well. Flush toilets and sinks at the wash rooms with soap.
  • Awesome picnic spot. The parking is basically one or two cars per table. The spot are limited but worth it if one is available. The stream is so close and really amazing! There are pit toilets and grill boxes at each site.
  • One of the best places to stop and have a picnic in the Smokies. It can get crowded, but there are plenty of tables. It has handicapped accessible spots and bathroom facilities on site.
  • This was a gem. Even with all of the people about, it was still quiet and serene. The view of the river and its subsequent access was impressive.
  • So beautiful set up, relaxing way to have a picnic lunch or just relax

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Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
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