We camped here for a week while we visited the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. The owners were very personable, helpful, and friendly. It is very clean and well maintained. We had a stream-side site which we loved. There was a movie every night for the kids, small ice cream parlor, game room, and store with some basics. As stated, it is about 15 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, but we knew that when we booked and were happy with that. It's close to zip lining and white water rafting. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $52.00
Excellent family campground. It would have received 10 stars if it wasn't 30 minutes from the entrance to the Smokies. The campground is crushed gravel which seemed odd until a couple of days into our week long stay and I realized that our camper was the cleanest it had ever been, no dirt, no sand. Fantastic. The stream side site was wonderful. Owners were very friendly and helpful, gave us a menu when we wanted to order out pizza. The playground is great and with the campground being on the small side, it was easy to get to the laundry room (which had plenty of washers/dryers). They do advertise that you can hike into the Smokies from the campground, but this is quite misleading; it isn't as easy as it seems and is nearly impossible for anyone under age 10 because the bridge is out and you have to rock hop. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $68.00
A beautiful campground that is meticulously maintained--best I have visited so far! The crushed gravel pads are pretty level and most sites are adjacent to a stream. The stream adds an element of beauty and a sense of serenity as you listen to the water rushing over the rocks. Our stone fire pit was placed nicely so we could sit around the fire while also watching the stream. Mature trees provided nice shade and the sites don't feel too close together. Owners work very hard to ensure your stay is fantastic. The high cost of our stay was due in part to "leaf peeping season" and the holiday weekend. The kids had a blast seeing the Halloween decorations and trick or treating in the campground. So if you visit on an October weekend be sure to bring candy to hand out. It's also close enough to visit the attractions in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, but far enough away to avoid the traffic and crowds associated with those cities. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Motorhome.
We make the trip to the smokies annually from Kansas City and we always enjoy our stay at Great Smoky Jellystone. It is located in a remote town about 15 miles outside of the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg. The family owned and operated facility is our favorite place to stay on vacation. They have plenty of activities for the whole family and they go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible! We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $49.00
We paid extra for site 38 and we loved it! One of the best sites we've ever had! Spacious and right on the river! This campground is very clean, including the restrooms. The owners are wonderful! We enjoyed several of the amenities: mini golf, game room, and the hiking trails behind the park. The drive into Gatlinburg is about 15 minutes, so you can be away from all the busyness of town and yet access it fairly quickly. There is some road noise from Hwy 321. It wasn't too bad at our site as were more towards the back. The only complaint our whole family had was that the showers have a push button so there is no way to adjust the temperature. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $49.00
Super great owners/managers. Very friendly and helpful. Super clean bath house. My only complaint is that they changed cable providers and now offer only 13 channels with poor reception. This is generally not a big deal, but it rained most of the weekend and TV would have been nice. Otherwise it is a great place to stay. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $49.00
Very friendly staff. Lots for kids to do. I had an electrical problem in motorhome and the owner spent about an hour tracing it down and would not take any payment for his time. The $49 per night was for prime leaf watching season. They turned while we were there. I would highly recommend this campground. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $49.00
A very clean, family run campground. The owners are so helpful with set up & even came around at night to see if you might need more firewood or ice. The only downside is that the sites are super close & if the campground had been full-there probably would not have been much room for a fire between campers. The campground is quiet, everyone behaved, very relaxed atmosphere. Close to the Arts & Crafts Community, Gatlinburg, Carvers Apple Barn & Restaurant. Hiking trail into the Smokeys next to the campground. Would definitely come back. There are several campgrounds along the Cosby Hwy. but this was looked to be the best. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $32.00
We were passing through and were looking for a site for one night, late at night. When we called, the owners invited us to pull in as they had availability. By phone we were directed to a site that would be easy to back into. The owner came to check on us. The owners and staff were very, very kind. We had a clean site right on the stream. All amenities appeared in a good state. It was quiet. Because of time of the year. and midweek. there were few campers.I suspect it could feel a little crowded if it was full because the sites are close together. We would highly recommend this campground as a base for Gatlinburg excursions. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $49.00
I have mixed feelings about this park. On one hand the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the facilities are very well maintained and my 2 yr old grand daughter really enjoyed seeing Yogi Bear each evening we were here. The main issue that I have with this park really boils down to the spaces themselves. The sites are way too close together, and although they claim to have stream front sites you don't really get to enjoy this because they are so close together. We had to have our fan on all night to block out our neighbors that were up talking (in normal voices). The other issue that I have is that there is really no area to walk your pets. Their "pet walk" is directly in front of the park, right along the very busy state highway. In my opinion they are charging too much for what you get. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Just returned after a wonderful camping experience at Jellystone. We have 2 young children who thoroughly enjoyed the creek, Yogi activities, and pool/mini golf. The customer service was excellent. They even escort and assist you to your site. The only negative was the closeness of sites to one another. We had site 29 which had the creek behind it. Very peaceful and refreshing. Overall a great time. We would definitely return here if in the area. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the second time we stayed at this park. I agree that the price is just too much for what they offer. Most all sites are gravel and some are very sloped. It was difficult for us to level our motor home since we didn't have self-leveling. The sites are very small. The stream side is nice, but the best stream is in the back of the campgrounds, not the front. The pool and store are very nice. The restrooms were clean. The staff was attentive. It is a 20 minute drive to Gatlinburg. Take advantage of the location for easy access to Smokey Mountain National Park. Cosby and Big Creek are very close. It is a nice place over all, but too tight and expensive. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Motorhome.
Our second time to stay at this park but it will not be our last! We had site 36, one of the premium sites, that has the mountain stream just a few feet from the rear of the RV. A second stream merged into that stream creating a rolling cascading sight that my family enjoyed the five days that we got to visit. Great family environment that and a staff that went out of their way to see if you need any help of any kind. After guiding you to your site and helping you to park they kept coming back and checking on us even when I was having trouble with my 50 amp service he helped me troubleshoot til we found the problem then he replaced the part in quick order. We will be back and maybe I can Yogi to have his picture made with me! We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
The facilities are small and poorly laid out. If you have any thing other than a pop up you will have a hard time maneuvering. The customer service is lacking to put it nicely and there prices are highly inflated. We camped at Great Smoky Jellystone Camp-Resort in a Travel Trailer.