Greenbrier Campground in the Smoky Mountains

An orange tent at Greenbrier Campground.

If you’ve been thinking about taking a camping trip with your family or a group of friends, there’s not a more beautiful or serene place in the world than our Smoky Mountain campground. When you choose to vacation with us, you’ll experience breathtaking mountain and water views and the peaceful retreat that you’ve been dreaming of, but there are a few things you should know about tent camping in the Smokies before you pack your bags and head to the mountains. Read below to learn more!

Black and white photo of trees in the Smoky Mountains.

Here at Greenbrier Campground, we’ve always believed that camping is an activity that’s enjoyed by creative, intelligent people…and history agrees with us! Two of America’s greatest geniuses, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, used to take incredible camping trips all across the country, including the Great Smoky Mountains. Of course, camping with Edison and Ford wasn’t your typical weekend getaway. Read on to learn all about the most epic Smoky Mountain camping trip of the 20th century.

The tunnel of a mine.

Here at Greenbrier Campground, we love sharing local history with our visitors. Before the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Greenbrier area was home to a thriving community of people whose ancestors first settled in the region in the mid-1700s. One of our favorite stories from Greenbrier’s past concerns Perry Shults, the proprietor of a fabled Smoky Mountain gold mine. Read on to learn all about one of the wildest legends from the Smokies.