Staying in site 1, downsides would be its right at the entrance, however we do have a small pebbled creek running behind our site. The creek runs along the backside of most sites at this campground and leads into a large swimming hole in the back corner. The hole has a few large rocks that can be jumped off of and you can also bring your own or purchase a tube to float down the mini rapids. Camp store is very well equipped and staff is friendly. Close to lots of Gatlinburg fun. Large trees in each site and throughout grounds. WiFi is OK, cell service is OK, not great. We’ve certainly been places where these are worse. Trout fishing abounds with the river being restocked every other week. Charcoal grill and fire pit and nice picnic table on each site. Bathhouses are very clean and have individual rooms with toilets and showered.
Easy to get to coming from I-40 as long as you follow the directions on their website and not GPS.
We’re loving our time at Greenbrier!