Greenbrier Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#19 of 25 in Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Greenbrier Picnic Area is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To visit Greenbrier Picnic Area and get the most from your holiday in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel itinerary maker.
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  • There is no place like Greenbrier. It's so very beautiful. There are not regular bathrooms. Composting type toilets. And yes they are kind of gross. But the peace and beauty is worth the sacrifice of ...  more »
  • We enjoyed the river and relaxing on the water. Great place for the kids. Almost any turn off is a good spot  more »
  • This was an awesome place to have a picnic and hang out by the water. The kids loved playing in the creek. I am so glad we found it. I highly recommend it.  more »
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  • Can hike, float or play if you're the active type. Or you can pull up a nice big rock, listen to the water flow by and let your soul be refreshed. Something for everyone! Plus, great place for a picnic.
  • Beautiful scenery, lots of tables & grills for charcoal grilling. Tables have an info placard about not feeding bears, suggestions, etc. Further up the hill has another picnic pavilion near the porter creek loop. Great place to drop out of cell phone signal and just connect with nature. Many trails right along river. River is a hot spot during the hottest days of summer, cool slide-like area over rocks, smooth from algae and mosses.
  • I've run into locals on hikes in here and they ask how I found the trail. It's that good that they don't tell anyone.
  • Great area next the the river to stop and picnic. Not very crowded either if you hit it right.
  • Nice picnic area clean and well kept

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Where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
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