Greenbrier Picnic Area

An animation of two adults and two children in a wooded picnic site disposing of garbage.
Please use bear-proof dumpsters to dispose of any trash and food scraps.

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Quick Facts
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Benches/Seating, Grill, Parking - Auto, Pet Waste Disposal, Pets Allowed, Picnic Shelter/Pavilion, Picnic Table, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trash/Litter Receptacles

Open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Vault toilets are always available, but no water is available.

Greenbrier Picnic Area—elevation 1,635 feet (~498 meters)—includes 12 sites tucked in a secluded environment to enjoy everything from spring flowers to fall colors. The reservable Greenbrier Picnic Pavilion, up the road from the main picnic area, can accommodate up to 70 guests. 

Tips for a Great Picnic
  • Black bears reside in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and can die as a result of access to human food and trash. Promptly dispose of garbage in bear-proof trash cans. If you see a bear, do not approach it.
  • Provided grills are for charcoal fires. Wood fires are not permitted.
  • A Tennessee or North Carolina fishing license is required to fish in the park.
  • Pets are permitted in picnic areas but cannot be left unattended. All pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Pets are allowed on the Oconaluftee River Trail and Gatlinburg Trail but not permitted on any other trails.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Last updated: January 12, 2024