Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#17 of 25 in Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Arrange your visit to Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area and discover more family-friendly attractions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner .
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  • Our family loves visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and typically we like to utilize the picnic grounds outside of Cades Cove. On our most recent trip we didn't want to drive out that fa...  more »
  • I have moved from the area but we were visiting some family in Knoxville. I have been coming to this picnic area for over 50 years and it is still a great place to spend a day. We unfortunately were o...  more »
  • I visited this very busy picnic area with my husband and kids (ages 6, 4, & 2). We enjoyed playing in the stream. I brought puddle jumpers for them and we used in them. Many of the areas of the stream...  more »

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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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