8.9 Excellent
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Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp

Cosby, Tennessee


4946 Hooper Hwy
Cosby, Tennessee 37722
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 85
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.77140
Longitude: -83.26704

Elevation: 1843' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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82 Reviews

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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 42

Date of Stay: November, 2019 - $74.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed seven nights in 40 foot fifth wheel. This is a fantastic park with a great family team taking good care of the campground for over twelve years. Most campsites and cabins have a view or are on one of two mountain streams running all the way through the property. The park is full of mature trees that turn brilliant fall colors this time of the year. The camp store has a good collection of Smokey Mountain gee-gaw and some wicked good ice cream. The WiFi is one of the best we have ever seen at a park. Cell phone was weak for ATT, restricted for Sprint, non-existent for Millenicom. If TV matters to you, cable channels were minimal and rooftop Dish satellite could not connect due to trees. On another note, if you are in a long rig be careful with your set up to enter the park. There are three marked entrances off the road but only the one on the left going over a bridge on the creek gets you to where the RV campground is at. If you park your rig out front facing to the right you will be taken through the cabin and recreation area which is really tight...you don't want to do this! At a minimum, park out front facing left. Better still, call ahead and get permission to just pull straight in over the bridge and then take your first hard left to enter the campground loop. The owner will meet you and expertly guide you into your site. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the national park. Visit the Blue Ridge pkwy. Hike the Porter's Creek trail and eat at the Hungry Man BBQ when finished. Drive the Roaring Forks motor tour. Note the entrance is in downtown Gatlinburg but the exit is on 73/321. The park sits right on the border of the Great Smoky Mountain NP. You are also just about 90 minutes from the highest point of the Blue Ridge Pkwy. We highly recommend the Porter's Creek trail hike and the Roaring Forks nature drive both of which are on 321 before you get to Gatlinburg. Speaking of which, you are only 20 minutes to Gatlinburg and 30 minutes to Pigeon Forge so if you want to go full-tourist...have a ball. I like that we are close enough but out of the crowds. Not our thing but it might be yours.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $75.00
Overall Rating:

When arriving you will find the reservation building is along the road and not inside the grounds. The facility is a lovely spot. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. All the grounds were kept clean and when a camper departed, the staff came through and did any preps needed for the next camper. Take time to walk the grounds and facilities. Lots to do and see. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

Hosts are great , facilities grandson a lot to do . The only issues we had and maybe it was a rare issue , mens restroom floor drains were backing up whenever you flushed a toilet. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $140.00
Overall Rating:

We rented a cabin and our son and his family had a class A Motorhome. We completely enjoyed our stay. Very wooded, all sites backed up to water leaving Smokey Mountain NP. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Cabin.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed ourselves immensely at this campground! The babbling stream running through the grounds is breathtaking! The owner was awesome! We arrived late and he helped us pull into our spot! Not many would do that! Our only complaint is they close up shop early and sometimes we needed something and couldn’t ask anyone. They pick up trash every day for you by noon too! Clean sites, restroom and showers! We would definitely recommend this place! We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful campground in a natural mountain setting - trees, stream. Friendly staff, and excellent facilities. The pool has a great shallow area for younger children. The Bathrooms and showers were immaculate. Convenient location to area attractions, and also plenty to do at campground for the stay in and relax days. Laundromat conveniently located on-site, also outdoor games, mini golf and inside arcade. We were there "off season" so campground very quiet and peaceful. Were there five nights - would have loved at least five more! We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We took in a Tennessee Smokies Minor League baseball game - less than an hour away; enjoyed the Bush Museum and Café - about 30 min away, and very convenient to Gatlinburg and entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

We pulled in and noticed everything is picturesque in a sort of magical forest sort of way. It's hard to describe because you just know something very unique is here. Check-in is easy and you are escorted to your site. When I saw ours I looked at my hubby and I seriously couldn't believe we would be able to maneuver in our travel trailer. But one of the awesome staff members, assured us if we do everything he would tell us, it would be a piece of cake and they had done it hundreds of times. He said if we weren't happy though and wanted to leave, he would make it right. The place was so pretty and I remembered that camping is all about being resourceful and flexible and gave it a chance. These folks have amazing customer service and they are experts at guiding. Our site was awesome after we got situated and the staff member helped us get all hooked up. The fact that he stuck around and did all he could to help in a very busy time of year meant so much. These are very hard working people. The pool looked sparkling and lovely. Adjacent to it is a nine hole miniature golf which we played endlessly. Creeks and streams are prevalent and almost all of the sites back up to one. The entire campground is shaded but without low hanging limbs. The game room is very large and they have a movie night every night and other planned activities throughout the weekend. Awesome hiking trails are within a quick walk. We did get some delicious shakes at the ice cream parlor. Plan on booking months in advance. They have very loyal customers year after year. We are coming back in October and got our daughter and her family a weekend in one of the cabins for a birthday present. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you're planning on going to Dollywood, ask for directions from the office. They know all the best routes to keep you out of the traffic.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

Can't say enough good things about Imagination Mountain or the staff. Our trip started with tow vehicle problems over off I-40. We called a tow truck and the campground both. The owner of the campground called me immediately and said to have them tow the truck and he was on the way to get the travel trailer. After getting there they helped us set up and for the rest of the week kept asking if we needed anything. Luckily we had another vehicle along for the trip but I have no doubt that the staff wouldn't have helped us if we hadn't. The campground is fairly flat with gravel roads which adds to the atmosphere. There are activities for children daily. The pool was clean and well kept as was all the other facilities. There is a bit of road noise but the babbling of the creek drowned out most of that. We will stay here again in the future! We did upgrade to the premium site which is basically two sites in one. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Awesome family running the show and a beautiful park. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $62.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park with streams running through it next to Smoky Mountain NP! Flowering shrubs at each site, and I think every site backs up to a stream! We loved the little touches like flickering lanterns on the bridges and faces on the trees. Owners and staff were very friendly and helpful, quick to help and they guided us into our space. Lots of trees, so the help was appreciated! We enjoyed the game room and would have visited Hammock Hollow if it had been warmer. To hike the trail into the park, you need to cross 2 lengths of guardrail over the river. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Enjoy a meal at Magnolia Tree restaurant across the street. We were there Italian night and the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, with homemade sauce, was soooo good! Near the Cosby entrance to Smoky Mountain NP, about 30 mins from Gatlinberg, 45 mins from Sugarlands Visitor Center. The Gatlinberg Trail is one of 2 in the national park that allows dogs-follows the river up to the visitor center.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $71.00
Overall Rating:

Absolutely spectacular resort. Our site (most do) backed up to a stream. There is a lot for the kids to do including s game room karaoke, mini golf, and playground. It is expensive but we felt we got what we paid for. One of the best RV parks we've stayed in. The owner is great. The scenery is great. Can't say enough good things about this place. Already booked again for next fall. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Try out the Magnolia Tree restaurant. It's a tenth of a mile from the resort. They have specials every day. We went a couple of times. Also, there is excellent hiking from the Cosby Campground. About 5 miles from the resort.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean and we'll kept. Owner amazing. Had a great time. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Gatlinburg and The Bushes Backed Bean museum and restaurant. Lots of other fun stuff too.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $135.00
Overall Rating:

What a fun Halloween weekend filled with activities, costumes (both children and adults) and guests decorating their sites. This campground celebrates Halloween every weekend in October and first weekend in November. There is also trick or treating for the children. Campers treat the children if they choose to do so. Already made reservations for next year. That's how much we enjoyed it. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Cabin.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Cabin 55
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Gatlinburg (about 15 to 20 miles) but there is so much to do at the campground most people do not leave. There is a hiking trail behind the campground in the Great Smoky National Park.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in premium site 38. Backing into the site in our 41' motorhome was tight, but the help from the staff made it easier (departing early in the morning in the dark was a fun experience, but doable).

Our stay was very enjoyable as the park was not crowded so we could really enjoy the peace and quiet - hearing animals/birds and the flowing creek was nice. We also enjoyed being able to hike to trails in the Smoky Mountains National Park right from campground. The office staff was very friendly and helpful and the park was organized and clean. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Gatlinburg and the national park are an easy drive from the park. Heading back toward Cosby there was a nice restaurant - Carver's Apple Orchard - about 10 minutes down the road.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $67.00
Overall Rating:

We took our family to the foothills of the Great Smokey Mtns. to experience what the south has to offer. The Imagination Mtn campground is unique in their offerings of campsites. From back-ins, pull throughs, cabins and even yurts. They have an awesome ice cream counter/soda shop and lots of family friendly amenities. My favorite part is the creek that runs through the campground. It was a great to listen to and fall asleep to. We unfortunately had mostly rain our week stay here so we could not enjoy everything. We did venture into the mountains and rode the river rapids, the alpine slides and watched bears. We had an issue with hornet bees in the campground near the creek. They nested in the ground so we didn't see them. They are very aggressive and will chase you. My daughter had no less than 6 stings at one time. She was miserable and the stings were large enough to draw blood. The management came out and attempted to remedy them. There are a blue zillion campgrounds in the area. We really liked how quaint this campground was and would consider returning in the future. We camped at Imagination Mountain Camp-Resort (formerly Great Smoky Jellystone Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in the area. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Smokey Mtns, White Water Rafting, Go-Carting, Alpine slides, great food, amusement parks and so much more. Also, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is only an hour away. Great day trip.

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