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Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area

Little Greenbrier Road, 10 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Little Greenbrier Road, 10 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

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 were very shallow and...More

Thank Madison D
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I did not sit down and have a picnic, but looks like a very nice are to relaxe and enjoy a picnic. Plenty of picnic tables with bathroom on the grounds. A nice creek where the kids, or grownups can enjoy wanding in. Not sure...More

Thank Like_T0_Travel65
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This area is directly off Little River Road, and also has a road that leads to Wears Valley that most people don't know about. There are plenty of places here to enjoy the river, or even to get in the river. Lots of parking, tables,...More

Thank mckayj93
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We picnicked on a Monday and easily found a double table on the river right on the path down to the water! Perfect for our family group of 17! It takes about 30 minutes to get there from downtown. You should go prepared to grill:...More

2  Thank RiverlanGone
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We brought our dog and kids. We had a picnic and the kids played in the river. It was a beautiful spot!

Thank barbbel
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We love going to Metcalf Bottoms because our kids (and their parents) always want to get in the river to wade and throw rocks. There are plenty of places to park and have a picnic, too. I'd say this area is one of the most...More

Thank ladybd
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My family enjoyed an entire day in the river at Metcalf Bottoms. You are able to park right near the river and there are picnic tables and grills right on the bank. We played in the river the entire day and even walked up the...More

1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Beautiful place to have a picnic with your family. Plenty of picnic tables,grills & parking places. The bathrooms are very close. So nice & relaxing to hear & see the water go over the rocks.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are going to Cade's Cove or just driving along the river road, this is a great place to stop and eat.

1  Thank Anita K
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Step one fill out your cooler with your preferred refreshments. Step 2 Get all your BBQ gear ready and loaded. Step 3 Make sure you bring your water tube or raft so you can do water tubing at your own leisure. Step4 Feel like fishing...More

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Lawrence G
2 October 2016|
Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe it ever closes except after dark.