Camping Solo in Gatlinburg. Visiting Dollywood & Anakeesta

Visiting Gatlinburg Tennessee as a Solo Traveler

Thinking about a solo trip to Gatlinburg Tennessee? I spent 5 days camping at the Greenbrier Campground in Gatlinburg this May (2022). I was traveling solo in my class B RV and I brought along my dog Buddy.

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I enjoyed my stay at the Greenbrier Campground. It was Memorial weekend when I first arrived and the campground was very busy for the weekend. After Monday the campground was about 60% full. My camp spot was right on a flowing creek and the sound of the water was the first thing I noticed when I opened my door. Ahhh, peaceful! I spent a lot of time sitting by the river. My site number was 71, however I think site #. 32 is the best spot The campground had everything I needed a bathhouse, a beach swimming area, dog park, camp store and best of all a free trolley service that picked you up right at the campground and dropped you off in downtown Gatlinburg. I used the trolley service every time I took a trip downtown, easy to use and easy to find my way around, no trying to find parking or sitting through all that traffic downtown. You could park your camper van in the city hall parking lot I was told by the trolley driver if you needed to for the day.

Downtown Gatlinburg

In the downtown area I visited the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Aquarium, Anakeesta, Ole Smoky Moonshine, The Chicken Guy, and my favorite The Crazy Mason Milk Shake Shop. There was so much to do in this town! If I had to pick only one of the places I visited the Anakeesta is a must for it’s gorgeous views of the smokey mountains! You may even spot a bear up there.

Take a walk through the Villages, this area has an old world Dutch like feel and a unique variety of shops, as well as public bathrooms.

Here is a little video on my trip and I will also link to the other part of the trip in this video.

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