Chimneys Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#12 of 39 in Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Set in the wooded area alongside the Little Pigeon River, Chimneys Picnic Area is a great spot to pull in for a bite to eat in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area boasts 68 picnic tables and grills placed on level pads, big enough to accommodate families and small groups of friends. The most popular pads are the decks overlooking the river. Each pad comes with its own parking spot, while the ones nearest to the restrooms remain reserved for people with mobility issues. Take a look at our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Chimneys Picnic Area and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We stopped here along our long drive from Charlotte to Wisconsin for a picnic lunch and it was one of my favorite stops along our drive. The area is gorgeous, and the picnic spots are all first come....  more
    We stopped here along our long drive from Charlotte to Wisconsin for a picnic lunch and it was one of my favorite stops along our drive. The area is gorgeous, and the picnic spots are all first come....  more »
  • The PERFECT picnic place. I could listen and watch the serene rushing waters all day long. The tables, grills, and restrooms in this idyllic setting are a gift to the people. Thank you!! 
    The PERFECT picnic place. I could listen and watch the serene rushing waters all day long. The tables, grills, and restrooms in this idyllic setting are a gift to the people. Thank you!!  more »
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  • We do a full day at The Chimneys every year.
  • Great little picnic area. Several picnic tables with grills for charcoal as no wood is allowed to be burned in the Park. Most tables are shaded by beautiful tall trees. Located on the river which is a great way to cool off or just to relax on the rocks. Public restroom was smelly but not gross.

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