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Chimneys Picnic Area, 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 have utilized this picnic area on a few seperate occassions. Prior to hiking the Chimney Tops Trail we stopped here for a wonderful picnic lunch. It was a chilly day is the only draw back we had....  more
    We have utilized this picnic area on a few seperate occassions. Prior to hiking the Chimney Tops Trail we stopped here for a wonderful picnic lunch. It was a chilly day is the only draw back we had....  more »
  • The Chimneys picnic area.....is a nice picnic area by the river. Very cool area, so you can beat the summer heat and enjoy a nice lunch by the river. 
    The Chimneys picnic area.....is a nice picnic area by the river. Very cool area, so you can beat the summer heat and enjoy a nice lunch by the river.  more »
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  • The picnic area is a perfect, serene area to sit back and take in how magnificent it truly is! The flowing water nearby and the birds chirping in the distance make it easy to wander and dream... but don't forget this is home to the black bear! So, do stay aware of your surroundings! 🤗
  • Pretty cool place to check out some nature. The water level in the creek was down so we were able to run around in the creek and climb on the rocks and get some adventures in. Was very fun and a cool place to visit. Scenery was beautiful and everybody loved the place. Definitely worth going and checking out to get some pictures and to mess around.

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