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Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Sights

Collins Creek Picnic Area

  • US Hwy. 441 (Newfound Gap Rd.) Map It
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 10/13/2014

Fodor's Review

The largest developed picnic area in the park, Collins Creek has 182 picnic tables. Collins Creek, which runs near the picnic area, is a small stream with above-average trout fishing. The site has restrooms with flush toilets, potable water, and a 70-seat pavilion for groups that can be reserved in advance for $20.

Sight Information


Collins Creek Picnic Area, US Hwy. 441 (Newfound Gap Rd.), at MM 25.4, about 8 mi from Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, 28719, United States

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865-436-1200-park information number


Sight Details:

  • Picnic area open early Apr.–Oct.; grounds close at 8 pm May–Aug., at sunset other times

Updated 10/13/2014


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