Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Sights

Chimneys Picnic Area

  • Newfound Gap Rd. (U.S. 441), Map It
  • Gatlinburg
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/23/2015

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 68 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, but there is no group pavillion.

Sight Information


Chimneys Picnic Area, Newfound Gap Rd. (U.S. 441),, MM 6.2, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, United States

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Sight Details:

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

Published 07/23/2015


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