Picnicking

Picnicking on the Parkway

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Picnicking along the Parkway is very popular for visitors who are driving through. Every picnic area is equipped with tables. You can use camping stoves and self-contained charcoal grills to prepare food at any picnic area. Each picnic area has bathrooms. Camping is not allowed in any picnic area.

Generally picnic areas are open from mid-April through the end of October (you can check opening dates) and are open daily until sunset. See below for a list of developed picnic areas along the parkway and visit the schedule to see when these picnic spots are open.
 

Milepost

Picnic Area

No. Sites

8.5

Humpback Rocks

91

86.0

Peaks of Otter

62

154.5

Smart View

42

169

Rocky Knob

72

188

Groundhog Mountain

26

217.5

Cumberland Knob

33

239.2

Doughton Park

56

271.9

Jeffress Park

30

296.4

Julian Price Park

100

367.6

Craggy Gardens

86

407.8

Mt. Pisgah

50

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