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Smoky Mountain Picnic Areas

Picnic

Picnicking in the Smokies is quite popular, just like this spot at Chimneys Picnic Area.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding areas offer wonderful places for picnicking opportunities.  Picnic areas ranging from common tables to huge pavilions can usually be found along any scenic road in the Smokies. 

 Picnicking is one of the traditional things to do in this area, and there are several sites just calling your name. 

Below is a list of picnic sites within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Some have pavilions, while others just have tables.

A few areas allow reservations to be made - up to a year in advance! Reservations can be made by calling (877) 444-6777 or by visiting www.recreation.gov.

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Big Creek   Apr 19, 2019 - Oct 29

Picnic Sites:  10
Pavilion:  Not Available
Notes:

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Cades Cove   Year-Round

Picnic Sites:  81
Pavilion:  Not Available
Notes:  Closes at 8 p.m. May 1 - August 31; at sunset on other dates

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Chimneys   Apr 19, 2018 - Nov 26

Picnic Sites:  68
Pavilion:  Not Available
Notes:  Closes at 8 p.m. May 1 - August 31; at sunset on other dates

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Collins Creek  Apr 19, 2018 - Oct 29

Picnic Sites:  182
Pavilion:  Seats 70
Notes:  Closes at 8 p.m. May 1 - August 31; at sunset on other dates.  Pavilion can be reserved in advance for $25.

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Cosby  Apr 19, 2018 - Oct 29

Picnic Sites:  35
Pavilion:  Seats 55
Notes:  Pavilion can be reserved in advance for $25

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Deep Creek  Year-Round

Picnic Sites:  58
Pavilion:  Seats 70
Notes:  Pavilion can be reserved in advance for $25

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Greenbrier  Year-Round

Picnic Sites:  12
Pavilion:  Seats 70
Notes:  Pavilion can be reserved in advance for $12.50

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Heintooga  May 17, 2019 - Oct 9

Picnic Sites:  41
Pavilion:  Not Available
Notes:

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Look Rock  Closed for 2019

Picnic Sites:  51
Pavilion:  Not Available
Notes:  Located on the Foothills Parkway

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Metcalf Bottoms  Year-Round

Picnic Sites:  122
Pavilion:  Seats 70, only 4/8/16 through 10/31/15
Notes:  Pavilion can be reserved in advance for $25

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Twin Creeks  Mar 29, 2019 - Oct 28

Picnic Sites:  Pavilion Only
Pavilion:  Seats 150
Notes:  By reservation only ($40-$80)

This data is provided by the National Park Service.