Chimneys Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.9
#11 of 36 in Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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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  • This spot is a great place to picnic in the National park. I was a little worried that it would be super crowded, as the park is so busy in the summer time. But there were plenty of picnic tables so w...  more »
  • My son and I stopped at the Chimneys Picnic Area on a recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our family typically goes to the Cades Cove Picnic Area so we wanted to try a new one. The...  more »
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  • Super clean and well maintained. Having running water in the potties is an added bonus! It can get crowded on the weekends so parking can be an issue. Honestly though it's well worth it.
  • Perfect place for a picnic! The view is awesome. You can hang out on the rocks in the water. Take walks on trails. Tables available. Really a great place for photos!

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