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Yogi in the Smokies

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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Great and friendly staff easy check in and out, are site was a great size with water and power. Straight across from bath house but right on the river which you can fish,swim, or tube in. Great fun all weekend. Loved it. Not far from shops in Cherokee as well. Plenty for kids to do pool, activities all day, game...

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Bridgette S, Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We know it will assist others when they are looking for a fun, family friendly campground with lots to do! We look forward to seeing your family again soon!

Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We booked this trip last minute. Arrived July 7th and was surprised at the amazing spot we had. Close to the bathrooms and right in the middle of everything. We saw lots of staff members cleaning the camp grounds constantly. They would always stop and talk very helpful. The bathrooms were very clean and the grounds were well lit at...

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Bridgette S, Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you Carrie for the review. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Yogi in the Smokies. Our staff works endlessly to provide a clean, safe and fun family environment. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

I made my reservations 6 months ago. The reason coming to the Smokies was to go tubing down the river. When I initially made my reservation I was told I would be close to the river or on the river but when I arrived at the park we received two spots as far away from the river as possible. I...

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Bridgette S, Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you Michelle for taking the time to leave us a review. I apologize that you didn't like the deluxe site that you booked. If riverfront sites were available during your stay we would have gladly moved you. Riverfront sites are usually booked a year or two ahead of time during the fourth of July Holiday. We were unable to...

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We have camped at Yogi several times. The staff working the grounds and cleaning bath houses are very nice. It does get very crowded during holiday around the 181-188 spots. Best spots are along the river. They have a lot of activities for the children. WiFi doesn't work well unless you are near office.

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Bridgette S, Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the campground. We're glad that you enjoyed the many children's and family activities. We are working on improving our wi-fi, we just added 2 new towers to the front end this week. :)

Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Prior to going to this camp ground, I read some of the reviews that were from people that were not happy with their experience. From what I gather from reading the reviews is that apparently the campground has had a change in management/staff. I had already booked so I figured I will just see for myself. I will tell you...

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Bridgette S, Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for such a thorough review of the campground. I'm sure it'll be helpful to a lot of folks.

Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

There are tons of beautiful campsites, private showers/toilets are available, all sizes of very nice cabins are available. The staff are all extremely nice and helpful!! They offered to come help my mom and her friends set up their tent before we got there! A very family "feel". Bathrooms are clean and grounds are well maintained. Lots of fun stuff...

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Bridgette S, Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gracious review. Our staff works hard to go that extra mile for our guests and we're so thankful that it shows! We're glad you had a great time and hope to see you again soon!

Destin, Florida
Reviewed 2 June 2015

First time visiting this area. This campground is obviously set up for kids. Since it was just me and my husband we did not use many of the amenities. We did have a great site on the creek and the staff could not have been any nicer. However we spent most of our time in the mountains and surrounding towns...

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Our surrounding area is wonderful and we have quite a few guests who stay with us to see everything nearby. We do hope you'll come back and see us again but...

Trinity, Florida, United States
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Ey Boo-Boo! Perfect family camping!! Staff goes above and beyond to ensure everyone has a great time. Actives kept the kids busy from sun up to sun down!! We had such a great time!! We loved the Peddle bikes, we had a blast racing up and down the pathways!! We will definitely be back soon!!

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Bridgette S, Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Gina. We're so happy that your family could spend a few days at our beautiful and fun campground! We look forward to more fun adventures with your family and Yogi, Boo Boo and the gang!

Cottageville, South Carolina
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Great Location with hiking, fishing, and wading. Waterfalls are nearby. The last day of the trip, we even found a nearby casino. This is a nice location for families with children. There are peddle-carts and floats available, as well as a game room, and more. The restrooms are well placed. The cleaning schedule always seemed to be when I needed...

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Jenny W, Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you Adrian for the nice review. We definitely are a family oriented park with a lot of activities and fun things for the kiddos. In the summer season folks do tube the river a lot. Most of the serious fishing happens in the spring and fall. Our local hatchery drops fish a couple days a week, but the days...

Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

We just finished our week at Yogi in the Smokies! Can't remember if it's our 3rd or 4th trip, but as usual we had a great time! Walking trails, seeing different waterfalls, trout fishing, shopping, bike riding, or activities at the pavilion. There's something for EVERYONE!! You can tent camp, bring in your own rv/camper, or you can rent a...

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Jenny W, Manager at Yogi in the Smokies, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We love our customers and we love to provide you with a fun and memorable vacation! We hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about Yogi in the Smokies

Address: 317 Galamore Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5515 (Formerly Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Cherokee)
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Number of rooms: 183
Also Known As:
Yogi Bear`s Jellystone Park Cherokee Hotel Cherokee
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“Riverside sites are worth the extra few dollars!”
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“seems like sites along the river past the ranger station are the place to be.”
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