Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Sights


Chimneys Picnic Area Review

Chimneys, just off Newfound Gap Road and a little more than 6 mi from the Sugarlands Visitor Center, may be the most popular picnic area in the park. Along both sides of a well-shaded loop road through the area are 89 picnic tables with grills. Some are wheelchair accessible. The prime spots along the wadeable stream that runs through the site fill up first. Huge boulders in the stream make for a striking view from your table. Potable water and flush toilets are available.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Newfound Gap Rd. (U.S. 441), MM 6.2 Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC 37738
  • Hours: May–Aug., daily dawn–8 pm; Sept.–late Nov. and mid-Mar.–Apr., daily dawn–sunset
  • Location: Tennessee Side
Updated: 10-12-2012

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


View more trip reports

· News & Features

View more blog stories