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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Pigeon Forge, TN

Park Review (out of 10.0)


Ground’s Cleanliness


Facility’s Cleanliness & Accessiblity


Park Amenities


Staff Friendliness


Overall Park Score


Park Info                     

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Pigeon Forge, TN  (formerly known as Bear Cove Village)

3404 Whaley Drive

Pigeon Forge, TN 37869

Latitude: 35.792525

Longitude: -83.545216


Open all year.

Date(s) of Stay

July 31 – August 2, 2018


30/50 Amp, Water, Sewer

Wi-Fi:  They offer free wi-fi, but their wi-fi did not work for me.

Cable TV

Showers, Restrooms, Laundry Room

Swimming Pools – 2, Small Playground

Daily RV Rates

Words of Wisdom: Do NOT go by the “from $xx” pricing on their web site. For example, I stayed in a “Standard RV Site,” which their web site says starts at $49.00. However, I was charged a base rate of $71.99 for the July 31 night and $65.99 for the night of August 1. (In my opinion, that is not even close to the pricing on their website.) On top of that, there is a $1.00 processing fee for the first night, a Pigeon Forge Hotel tax, a Sevier County tax, and then state sales tax.

Rate Discounts for

Good Sam, Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters

Big Rig Friendly?



This campground is just one mile from Dollywood, which is why I chose to stay here. Unfortunately, my excursion to Dollywood did not pan out (it rained and rained, then rained some more), but that gave me plenty of time to hang around this campground.

I have stayed at two other Jellystone Parks (JS Parks), but this one in Pigeon Forge is not nearly as “elaborate” as either of those. (See park reviews for the one in Sioux Falls, SD and Frankenmuth, MI.) It could be that big plans are in their future, as this just became a JS park in March of 2018. (It was Bear Cove Village.) But as for now, the big pull for this park is its one mile proximity to Dollywood. (A mile or two in the other direction are many restaurants and tourist shops.)

The RV pads are cement or pavers, which I like. Waaaay less muddy that way. My site – site 14 – was level and easy to back in to. I had full hook-ups, including cable TV, all of which worked well. The free wi-fi, however, did not work, even though I was located relatively close to the office.

The private bathrooms/showers are climate-controlled, which is GREAT, but I felt they could have been kept cleaner.

I will definitely attempt another trip to Dollywood, but I will try a different campground when I head back to Pigeon Forge.