Chimneys Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.9
#12 of 37 in Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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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4.9
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  • Enjoyed a picnic lunch here after taking a nearby nature trail/loop. Lots of parking places and the nearby stream drowns out much of the road traffic. Be advised, the restrooms are CLOSED for the...  more »
  • Beautiful area that sits under the peaks alongside a roaring stream that has some huge rounded boulders strewn through it. Some of the biggest round rocks I've seen in water like that. Great place to....  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!
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