Chimneys Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • September 11, 2017
    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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  • September 10, 2017
    A picnic area with tables and grills. The stream is beautiful with large boulders. A trail follows the creek upwards.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Brought a picnic lunch after after walking Laurel Falls. Picnic tables a charcoal BBQ. Parking by your table.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • March 28, 2017
    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.
  • April 23, 2017
    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.
  • March 23, 2017
    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.
  • May 12, 2017
    So beautiful set up, relaxing way to have a picnic lunch or just relax

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Where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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