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Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area

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Address: Little Greenbrier Road, 10 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Great stop for lunch

If you are going to Cade's Cove or just driving along the river road, this is a great place to stop and eat.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anita K
Willoughby, OH, United States

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Willoughby, OH, United States
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are going to Cade's Cove or just driving along the river road, this is a great place to stop and eat.

Thank Anita K
Dania Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Step one fill out your cooler with your preferred refreshments. Step 2 Get all your BBQ gear ready and loaded. Step 3 Make sure you bring your water tube or raft so you can do water tubing at your own leisure. Step4 Feel like fishing bring your gear. Step 5 Have fun. One pic from winter and other one from... More 

Thank Futbolking
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for a picnic. It's quite large and has many picnic tables and plenty of parking. There are places right along the river and it's easy to access and wade a bit. Lovely area and well worth a stop.

Thank Sharon K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many places with picnic tables and grills for you to enjoy your stay. Lots of places to get in the water and cool off. Plenty of parking for all. They are busy during peak season.

Thank Rebecca R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

There are basically two types of people who pass this way: those hurrying as fast as possible to get to the next stop and those who stop to rest,wade, eat, or play and come to a complete stop. You need to at least slow down as you get here because it is a large area and there can be lots... More 

Thank Paul S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We visited here several times during our time in the Smoky Mountains. We were here in the springtime, and the river rushing and burbling was great. The place is very large, lots of tables right along the river. There's a nice short hike to the Little Greenbrier schoolhouse that starts from here.

Thank DGS2002
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Peaceful, quiet, picnic area on the river. We make it a point to picnic here at least once on each of our visits to Gatlinburg. The riverside sites are perfect for the teenagers to hang in an Eno and take a nap. The charcoal grills are great for hot dogs or hamburgers, and the picnic tables are large. A lot... More 

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Peaceful,scenic picnic area. You can easily spend an entire day there. Shallow riverside picnic areas with park grills. They have clean bathrooms and plenty of parking. Deeper areas of the river when water level is up for shallow swimming. Little Greenbriar School is only a .6 mi easy hike from the picnic area. And only a stones throw away from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

A great place for kids to picnic since this is a level area (hence the name bottoms) and the stream isn't either especially deep or swift. You also have the opportunity to visit the old school up the holler or driving over the mountain into Wears Valley.

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High Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We brought a picnic lunch and sat looking at the water. The leaves were changing so it was beautiful. Two separate family reunions were occurring around us. One reunion included dogs. Loved it.

Thank GoldenJones

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