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Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area

Little Greenbrier Road, 10 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Awesome Spot to Explore and Cool Off!

We visited Gatlinburg from the Gulf Coast of Florida, so our kids do not get to play in rivers very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
K R
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Cape Coral, Florida
Great place!

Clean restrooms! Great river to walk around in or sit in. Beautiful surroundings. Great place to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ohunun0722
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opelousas, la
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Little Greenbrier Road, 10 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Gatlinburg from the Gulf Coast of Florida, so our kids do not get to play in rivers very often (alligators!!!!). They had an awesome time exploring and playing in the river. The picnic area was nice, there was plenty of parking, and the...More

Thank K R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean restrooms! Great river to walk around in or sit in. Beautiful surroundings. Great place to picnic!

Thank ohunun0722
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome! River, picnic tables, grills, trash cans and restrooms are terrific! Go make great memories there!!!!

Thank Kccline09
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter was on spring break and we wanted to get out and about for the day so we took a trip to Metcalf Bottoms for a little picnic. My girls had a great time playing. The tables are by the water. It’s very relaxing...More

Thank tnkris5
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Very nice and clean picnic area, it was a bit chilly in our picnic so we ate fast and ran back to the car lol 😂, beautiful creek with roaring water. Clean bathrooms, just an overall great stop To relax before hiking

Thank Tyler H
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Our family loves visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and typically we like to utilize the picnic grounds outside of Cades Cove. On our most recent trip we didn't want to drive out that far so we chose to go to the Metcalf Bottoms...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

I have moved from the area but we were visiting some family in Knoxville. I have been coming to this picnic area for over 50 years and it is still a great place to spend a day. We unfortunately were only able to be here...More

1  Thank abcjjl
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I visited this very busy picnic area with my husband and kids (ages 6, 4, & 2). We enjoyed playing in the stream. I brought puddle jumpers for them and we used in them. Many of the areas of the stream were very shallow and...More

Thank Madison D
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I did not sit down and have a picnic, but looks like a very nice are to relaxe and enjoy a picnic. Plenty of picnic tables with bathroom on the grounds. A nice creek where the kids, or grownups can enjoy wanding in. Not sure...More

Thank Like_T0_Travel65
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

This area is directly off Little River Road, and also has a road that leads to Wears Valley that most people don't know about. There are plenty of places here to enjoy the river, or even to get in the river. Lots of parking, tables,...More

Thank mckayj93
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TripMomof1
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Response from abcjjl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the bathrooms are open at this time of the year.
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