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Foothills Parkway



foothills parkway

foothills parkway
View from Look Rock


Foothills Parkway West is located just outside Townsend, Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. This scenic drive stretches along 17 miles and travels along the backbone of Chilhowee Mountain between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend. You may view Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the beautiful valleys of the Tennessee River Valley bordered by the plateau of the Cumberland Mountains.

A short hike to a lookout tower takes only 15 minutes from the Look Rock overlook. Lake of the Sky and Chilhowee Lake are located along this section of the Foothills Parkway.

The Parkway has a campground for tent camping and RV's. There is a also a picnic area for campers.

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