This was our 2nd year staying at Yogi in the Smokies. We rented out 4 separate cabins and 2 RV sites for our very large family gathering. We love Yogi in the Smokies! It's great family fun with never a dull moment! They offer an arts pavilion for the kids (and adults) to do crafts, watch movies, and play games. There is a basketball court, playground, arcade, pool, tube and bike rentals. And there are activities throughout the day (Hey Hey Rides, Frozen t-shirt contests, cornhole championships, karaoke, etc.). The campground does a really good job of keeping everyone entertained. Although our group travels with lots of young kids we have met several couples over the last two summers that camp there sans kids- just because of location, rates and what the campsite offers. There are RV sites available, cabins (several options), and tent sites (with and without water and electric).
The campground itself is wooded but off a dusty road so all sites including cabins aren't really grassy a little more rocky, which is fine for us but does produce more dust and dirt. All RV and tent sites have a fire ring and cabins have a metal fire drum with grill grate. There is a really nice river that runs alongside the campsite that you can tube down. It takes about 25 minutes to get into town for groceries or beer so make sure you stop there before you arrive! As for the comments about the staff- I will say last year we found the staff to be very unfriendly and almost as if we were an annoyance. This summer everyone seemed a lot more pleasant, they interacted with the guests even more (squirt gun fights with our kids), and were very efficient in sending someone for a maintenance request we had in our cabin. We actually all commented on what a change it was from last summer. I'm glad we gave them another shot. We thought about looking elsewhere but this campground has everything and more that we would be looking for to satisfy such a range of ages- so we've already booked for next year. Thanks Yogi in the Smokies- see you next summer!
- Also Known As:
- Yogi Bear`s Jellystone Park Cherokee Hotel Cherokee