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Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Sights

Chimneys Picnic Area

Updated 10/12/2012

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Newfound Gap Rd. (U.S. 441),, MM 6.2, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, 37738, USA

Sight Details:

  • May–Aug., daily dawn–8 pm; Sept.–late Nov. and mid-Mar.–Apr., daily dawn–sunset
  • Closed late Nov.–mid-Mar.

Updated 10/12/2012


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