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“Beautiful spot for the afternoon!”

Chimneys Picnic Area
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you are in the Great Smokey Mountains take time to visit the Chimneys Picnic Area....Enjoy a picnic with cooler temperatures and white water with water temperatures in the low 60's. Go early...it fills up fast. Reiner to protect your food. from the Wildlife...especially the bears.

Thank RMBrooks
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting this spot since before we had kids. Always a nice spot to either cook out in or bring chicken or subs up to the park to enjoy after having a workout from climbing the rocks or walking a trail. Water is cold and refreshing. Have young ones bring swim suits in case they fall in and get wet. Rocks can be slippery so bring appropriate shoes to wear or go without. Restrooms and spots with grills available.

Thank Ella S
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I've come here since I was little and it's one of my very favorite spots. I always like to jump on the rocks and with my way up or down.

Thank Lindsey H
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Running waters cascading down boulders makes for great pictures. Bring a picnic lunch. Go early if you want a barbecue grill. If you like to read, this is the place to set up chairs and finish that book you have been neglecting.

Thank moselle1703
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place for a shady picnic lunch in the park. During peak times you may not find an available parking space and/or table. We came at 2:30 PM and drove all the way around the loop before finding a spot at the end.

There are some nice places to wade around in the river. Many spots are hard to access due to all of the large rocks, but you will find something if you look.

Also, be wary of your little ones after rainy days when the water volume is higher, the current can be strong in areas. Get in with them and join in the fun and help them stay safe at the same time!

Thank blargoe
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