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Chimneys Picnic Area

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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This is the thing to do

We packed the cooler with some brats, grabbed some chips and charcoal and headed out for a drive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
H_Winchester1219
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Lake Alfred, Florida
Stop here for your picnic!

Great place to stop for a picnic lunch in the park. Yes, I am sure it can get very crowded but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Becky L
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“on the rocks” (24 reviews)
“huge boulders” (4 reviews)
“roaring creek” (3 reviews)
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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"family tradition"
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"flowing water"
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"nature trail"
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"parking space"
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"chimney tops"
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"water shoes"
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"couple of hours"
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"gatlinburg area"
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"clean restrooms"
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"favorite places"
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"great pictures"
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"parking spot"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We packed the cooler with some brats, grabbed some chips and charcoal and headed out for a drive through the GSMNP. I knew we would be cooking on the grill but I didn't realize we would spend over an hour just taking pictures around the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stop for a picnic lunch in the park. Yes, I am sure it can get very crowded but there seemed to be enough parking and ample picnic tables for even super busy times. The grounds are next to the river which provides...More

Thank Becky L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only are the campgrounds well kept and shaded during the summer months, but offers and excellent place in nature for a picnic lunch. After lunch you can spend some time hiking, or hopping from boulder to boulder in the river that passes along the...More

1  Thank Ryan W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at the National Park on an overcast day with imminent rain so I'm sure that kept the crowds down as I could see this place being crazy during busy seasons but what a wonderful picnic location. Our elementary age kids loved playing on...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a perfect place to unwind, enjoy a picnic, or explore the beauty of the stream that courses along the picnic area. Large boulders, and many pretty cascades and small waterfalls make this an awesome stop...More

2  Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

EVERYONE needs to take time to stop off at the Chimney’s Picnic Area. They have large picnic tables. Bring your chairs to sit down by the river. We recommend take a picnic or cookout on one of the grills. Sit back, relax, enjoy the sound...More

1  Thank Dixie D
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This place is very quiet. the sound of the river running and children playing in the river is about the only sounds you hear. plenty of parking, picnic tables and beautiful places to take pictures

Thank dspray2017
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

It is right off the parkway. The stream is adjacent to the picnic area. The area is scenic, beautiful, and diverse. Also this would be a great area to take people with limited mobility or in a wheelchair. The views while in the parking lot...More

1  Thank Teresa Surya Ma M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank tnvol93
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

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 it is a spot where black bears can be occasionally...More

Thank beth070303
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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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kychristi
23 May 2017|
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Response from Gary M | Reviewed this property |
Chimney Rock and the Chimneys are 2 completely different places. The Chimneys Picnic Area is in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Chimney Rock is in North Carolina over 100 miles away. The Chimneys Picnic Area has... More
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bridgetcliburn
16 May 2017|
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Response from Gary M | Reviewed this property |
No. Closed indefinitely.
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