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Chimneys Picnic Area

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Wonderful

We stopped here for a picnic! The kids played in the river and loved it! It was a very pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shanon D
,
Oklahoma
via mobile
Best place around to play in the river/streams

Easiest way to find this place is to look it up on google maps and get directions from there, or to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DRroadrunner
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
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“on the rocks” (27 reviews)
“nice table” (3 reviews)
“huge boulders” (4 reviews)
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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"on the rocks"
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"huge boulders"
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"flowing water"
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"water shoes"
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"mountain stream"
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"nature trail"
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"chimney tops"
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"gatlinburg area"
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"clean restrooms"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a picnic! The kids played in the river and loved it! It was a very pretty. peaceful and fun place to spend the afternoon!! Highly recommend!!

Thank Shanon D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easiest way to find this place is to look it up on google maps and get directions from there, or to follow directions from the National park’s website (look it up under picnic areas). In the summer it starts getting busy around lunchtime, so if...More

Thank DRroadrunner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard that this was a neat place to bring the kids. It was stunning!! We arrived early...around 930am and were the second family to arrive. There are a ton of picnic tables and a restroom. My teens LOVED climbing on the rocks. Be sure...More

Thank mtt1220
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a day trip to Clingmans dome and we had planned to stop here for a picnic, but due to storms and heavy rain in the area that morning the picnic area was closed on our way up the mountain, however on the...More

Thank lovesmygirls
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted to find this picnic area in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park! The views were beautiful and the sounds of the rushing river were refreshing. It was also a treat to enjoy flush toilets and running water after hiking most of the...More

Thank Wendy V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here to have lunch, and it was very nice. Cool, shady and quiet. We didn't see any wildlife, but there were a bunch of people around.

Thank Bob67215
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for a picnic. Easy to get to and close to downtown Gatlinburg. Plenty of spots to picnic down by the water.

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is beautiful complete with lots of sites near an iconic Smoky Mountain stream! I really recommend you check it out!

Thank JosephMcGhee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy picnic area. You can put your feet in the water and just sit and listen to it for hours.

1  Thank crystalm37
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had a nice picnic lunch one day while we were visiting Cherokee. It was so peaceful...just the sounds of the creek rushing over the rocks. Really nice there.

Thank Sue L
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Annsims
24 May 2018|
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Response from H_Winchester1219 | Reviewed this property |
Hey Annsims; I'd say roughly 25 miles or so but the speed limit is lower so it may take 45 mins or more to get there. Totally worth it though!
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skilodgevb
3 May 2018|
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Response from Janet W |
the Chimneys Picnic area is open now.
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Sara W
15 July 2017|
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Response from blargoe | Reviewed this property |
Before 11AM for sure.
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