Gatlinburg Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photos
In Gatlinburg, Tennessee, there are many tourist attractions and things to do. Most of these are well known such as Ober Gatlinburg, UTV/ATV rentals, downtown Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the numerous Ripley's attractions. One of the lesser known things to do in Gatlinburg is to take Route 321 east from the main drag. This takes you past Food City and out into the country. About 4 miles down the road is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Greenbrier at 101 Greenbrier Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.
This amazing, lush, and beautiful part of GSMNP is far less busy than the main road leading to Cherokee, North Carolina. This park is a one-lane road that follows the Little Pigeon River up into the mountains of Tennessee. The road follows the river south and features tons of amazing river views and also features numerous places to get out and play in the river. The boulders range from basketball-size to the size of a school bus. This area is very tranquil and unpopulated. You will most likely encounter up to 300 people but no more.
For a Gatlinburg, Tennessee photographer, this off-the-beaten-path part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must-photograph location. Side note: When we visited in 2017, there was a bride and groom doing formal wedding photos along and near the river. I am available to be your Gatlinburg wedding photographer or Pigeon Forge wedding photographer. I would love to photograph a wedding at the location below in the mountains. Contact me!
Kevin Lush Photography is a Dayton and Cincinnati wedding and engagement photographer who specializes in wedding and engagement photography. In my free time, I am a well-known Dayton and Cincinnati concert photographer and also enjoy creating epic Dayton and Cincinnati photography. I am also for hire as a Dayton and Cincinnati commercial photographer. Click here to see more of my professional travel photography.