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Old 06-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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Hands down, the best campground ever!

This is a campground review of one of our favorite places to camp.

Four reasons we believe this is the best campground out there!

First: the location. This campground is located right outside the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Cosby, Tennessee. They have done a wonderful job of keeping the grounds true to the elements of nature, yet still making it easy to set up a comfy camp.
Most of the sites are between two beautiful mountain streams.



Secondly, we love this campground definitely because of the Staff.

The owner is Dave and his wonderful family.
Dave is a retired Police Chief from California; he finally found his way to the southern promise land!!


The campground is family owned/operated and boy does it show! They live on site, so they really care about cleanliness and safety. There is a fully stocked camp store with all the essentials. What I really think makes them different from the rest is the fact they greet each customer and guide them to their specific campsite. I have to be honest, we have camped a lot of different places over the few years and we have never had a campground owner or host guide us into our site. They lead you by golf cart to your site, line you up and walk by the drivers side window to direct the driver straight into place; first shot (everytime)! Anyone who has ever tried to back a camper into a tight spot knows what a luxury this is.

Third, "there is so much more room for activities!"
There is no pressure to participate, but they are available. To me, that's the best part. I don't want to feel forced to be participate on my vacation if I just want to relax.
They just make sure it is available for campers.
They have a calendar of events posted in the center of the campground, so you always know what is happening next and don't have to ask.


Here are a just a few of the things they had going on while we were there...
hayrides, candy bar bingo, nightly karaoke, a very nice playground, basketball court, a full
arcade, ping pong, putt putt, and a covered movie theater that shows kid friendly movies nightly.

Oh , and Yogi regularly goes on the loose and roams the campground...





Lastly, but most importantly, for our kind of "Comfy Camping"...
they have Cable, Wifi and clean, large bath houses.

This Campground definitely deserves our "Com
fy Camping" Stamp of Approval
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Name and address? I take it its a Jellystone?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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There are a ton of campgrounds in that area. Give us the name so we can find it.

Your description reminds me of the Petoskey, Michigan KOA. Wonderful place, family run with owners always on site. They also guide each unit to their site and help them get positioned. They will also make sure all the hookups are ready. No struggling with a sewer cap, they will make sure it is loosened for you.
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So what is this place?? Name?
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My investigation has it as:

Jellystone
4946 Hooper Hwy., Cosby, TN 37722 | Phone: 423.487.5534 | Toll Free: 800.210.2119 |
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It's nice to find a campground you really like. Makes you want to go camping more.
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Haha.. almost asked for this to be moved to the 'Secret Campground' thread
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I did this with lour favorite campground in the Keys, prettysoon it was hard to book favorite weeks , price went up. I like sharing but there is such a thing as too much success. I cringe everytime I see someone saying how great it is,
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Haha.. almost asked for this to be moved to the 'Secret Campground' thread
This was probably on Ramblin's list!
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I did this with lour favorite campground in the Keys, prettysoon it was hard to book favorite weeks , price went up. I like sharing but there is such a thing as too much success. I cringe everytime I see someone saying how great it is,
Let's see......1 post x +-75,000 members........yup.....that would fill a campground! LOL
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We visited jellystone in march 2012 on our journey east and onto Boston.
It is a lovely park and the staff are as described
We stayed here because our first choice, Twin Creek was not yet open. We were very pleased we found Jellystone. It was a shame we had to pack up and go.
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We love Jellystone! We have been going there multiple times a year since the Landry Family purchased it. The Landry Family are wonderful people. Great folks and great campground.
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wow, That really got your attention. hahaha, I did forget to give the name

It is Jellystone RV resort in Cosbly Tennessee!
Sorry about that. I posted it on my blog and thought the name was in the first paragraph.
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