Chimneys Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Chimneys Picnic Area is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Put Chimneys Picnic Area into our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • 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 gri...  more »
  • 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  more »
  • 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 wheelch...  more »
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  • Favorite spot for picknic. Creek side under the canopy is great. Hiking trails start here. Plan to go here
  • Great place to visit. Beautiful rocky creek. Can be hard to find a spot to park.
  • Beautiful place to relax and picnic. Great place to take the family with no fees for cooking. Nice grills at many sites with restrooms close by.
  • Awesome place to picnic and listen to the sounds of the stream. Have been there a few times now. Very relaxing.
  • Great place for a nature hike or grilling out.Very relaxing place to walk and take in the scenery.

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Where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
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