About Metcalf Bottoms
Metcalf Bottoms picnic area, at 1,700 ft. elevation, is a popular location in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Situated along the banks of the beautiful Little River, Metcalf Bottoms is a great place to picnic, fish, tube, hike and just relax and take it easy. Open year-round, Metcalf Bottoms has offers 122 picnic tables with fire pits and restroom facilities. A covered pavilion, seating up to 70, can be reserved from April 10 – October 31 for $20.
Metcalf Bottoms can be reached via Little River Gorge Road; it’s 11 miles from Gatlinburg and about 9 miles from Townsend. Metcalf Bottoms can also be reached from Wear Valley via Wear Cove Gap Road and old state Highway 73. Since there isn’t an actual street address, you may want to use these GSP coordinates: 35°40’49″N, 83°38’58″W