Yogi in the smokies
Myron C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2021

Great Campground for Families with Children

I have never stayed a more kid friendly campground than this one. There are craft activities for children and even a“mining” experience. The children’s recreation building is adjacent to restrooms, the arcade, and a playground. The recreation director was working with some children when I visited the rec room. The signs throughout the campground are themed around Yogi Bear, and there are“statues” of Yogi and the ranger, as well as a playing field known as“Boo Boo Meadow.” 

The camp store has everything campers need in case they forgot something, and the pool is next to it. Ice cream is also a featured item. 

As far as campsites, the sites are shady and there is a variety of spaces for different types of camping. Our tent was close to the bath house, but we weren’t bothered with traffic. A lot of the campers had RVs with their own bath rooms. With the Raven Fork River running beside the campground, the sounds of the river could be heard all night. However, it is also close to the road, so road noise could also be heard. 

Just be aware that if you get a campsite next to the river, scout it out first. Some of the sites are not level and full of roots. Other tent sites have gravel, which is not ideal for tents that are not free-standing. 

Overall, this is a great campground for families with small children, but some of the sites are not ideal. I highly recommend this campground.

  • Yogi greets you at the entrance.
  • Arcade
  • One of the other sites
  • Bath House Interior
  • Play Field
  • One of the rental cabins
  • Craft Building for Children
  • Denny demonstrates the mining activity.
  • Dirt Tent Site
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Play button icon
  • Bath House Shower
  • Play button icon
  • Store Interior
  • Wash Station for Dishes
  • This is not one of the better campsites.
Month of VisitJuly