Greenbrier Campground in the Smoky Mountains

The tunnel of a mine.

The Legend of Perry Shults and the Lost Smoky Mountain Gold Mine in Greenbrier

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.

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Get an Inside Look at Our Smoky Mountain Campground With Our 360 Virtual Tour

Would you like to go camping with us in the Smokies? Before you even step foot on our property, you can get an insider view so you know what to expect! Thanks to our virtual tour, you are able to visit some of the most popular areas of our campground from your home so you can get an idea of how things are set up! Here is how you can use the 360 virtual tour to check out our Smoky Mountain campground:

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Top 4 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Hike the Ramsey Cascades Trail

Our beautiful campground is just a short drive from the Greenbrier entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you’ll find the Ramsey Cascades Trail! This 8-mile round trip hike not only features a lovely old-growth cove hardwood forest, but also the tallest waterfall in the park! If you only have time for just one hike during your stay in the Smokies, put this one at the top of your itinerary! Here are the top 4 reasons why you’ll want to hike the Ramsey Cascades Trail:

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5 Huge Perks of Staying at Our Campground Near Gatlinburg TN

Our Smoky Mountain campground is not just a place to set your tent up for the night, but an exciting vacation destination complete with recreational facilities, fun seasonal programs and the best swimming hole in the Smokies! While we offer all of your favorite traditional campground amenities, you’ll also find many perks that you won’t find anywhere else! Here are 5 huge perks of staying at our campground near Gatlinburg TN:

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Top 5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Staying at Our Campground Near Dollywood

If you are planning a trip to Dollywood and looking for the perfect campground near the theme park, look no further! Our campground has everything you need for a wonderful camping experience in the Smoky Mountains, including a beautiful natural environment, fun recreational opportunities, and plenty of convenient amenities. After an action packed day at Dollywood, you can look forward to returning to the peaceful park-like setting of our campground! Here are the top 5 reasons why you’ll love staying at our campground near Dollywood:

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Top 6 Hikes Near Gatlinburg You Need to Explore

Want to get out in the national park? There are several Gatlinburg hiking trails you should check out! They range from easy to moderate, and they are great for people who have never hiked before or people who do some hiking. You can choose a trail based on difficulty and what you would like to see along the way. Here are the top 6 hikes near Gatlinburg you need to explore:

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3 Breathtaking Attractions You Need to Experience at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

The great thing about staying at our Smoky Mountain campground is that we are just minutes away from some of the most popular destinations in the Smokies, including the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park! This exciting park offers the opportunity to take your vacation to new heights with several attractions that provide stunning aerial views of downtown Gatlinburg and beyond! Here are 3 breathtaking attractions that you need to experience at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park:

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Top 5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Cooking Out at Our Campground in Gatlinburg TN

While staying at our Gatlinburg campground, you can look forward to having a fun cookout each evening! This is the perfect way to spend some quality time with your family and friends, all while enjoying a delicious meal that is hot off the grill! You’ll find plenty of local grocery stores to pick up burgers, hot dogs and everything else you need for a picnic dinner at your campsite! Here are the top 5 reasons why you’ll love cooking out at our campground in Gatlinburg TN:

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3 Fun Options for Guests Who Want to Go Glamping in Gatlinburg

If you always wanted to try camping in the Smokies but are not sold on tent camping, consider one of our glamping options! This is a great way to experience the magic of the Smoky Mountains and the exciting amenities at our campground, just with a few extra comforts and conveniences! After just one night under the stars, you’ll never want to stay in a hotel again! Here are 3 fun options for guests who want to go glamping in Gatlinburg:

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3 Fun and Spooky Ghost Tours in Gatlinburg

If you are looking for inspiration for telling ghost stories around the campfire, you’ll want to join one of the spooktacular ghost tours in Gatlinburg! These unique walking tours combine the fascinating history of the Smokies with some of the area’s macabre events to create an unforgettable evening! You’ll not only learn more about the Smoky Mountains, but have plenty of creepy stories to share with your family and friends! Here are 3 fun and spooky ghost tours in Gatlinburg:

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4 Common Myths Debunked About Camping in the Smoky Mountains

If you always wanted to try camping in the Smokies but were hesitant for one reason or another, we are here to put your mind at ease! Our Smoky Mountain campground offers the ultimate camping experience, complete with beautiful sites, convenient amenities, fun recreational options and more! For those who are still a bit on the fence about camping for the first time, here are 4 common myths debunked about camping in the Smoky Mountains:

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Top 5 Reasons Why Our Campground in the Smokies is Perfect for a Church Retreat

If your church group has been searching for the perfect destination for a retreat, look no further than our Smoky Mountain campground! Our lovely campground features excellent facilities for both tent and RV camping, as well as a ton of fun amenities for your group to enjoy throughout your stay! As a bonus, your group can take advantage of our discounted group rates! Here are the top 5 reasons why our campground in the Smokies is perfect for a church retreat:

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Top 4 Things to Do in Downtown Gatlinburg During Your Camping Trip

You’ll be excited to know that our beautiful campground is only a short drive from all the action in downtown Gatlinburg! This means that you can enjoy the peaceful environment of camping along the Little Pigeon River while still being just minutes away from a ton of fun attractions, unique stores and tempting dining options! Here are the top 4 things to do in downtown Gatlinburg during your camping trip: