November 10, 2021

If you didn’t know this, we love camping and finding awesome campgrounds to explore! We found one of those awesome sites just last weekend. Imagination Mountain is a Camp-Resort that even has Glamping options for those who are not a fan of the tent life.

It’s pretty simple to get there from Gatlinburg, follow 321 leaving Gatlinburg and head towards Cosby:

When we are looking for a campground we always make sure the site has a few things, especially if we are bringing kiddos along for the ride. 

  1. Bathrooms….I mean that is a given especially if we are not trying to primitive camp. We can save that for the next blog…lol
  2. Space….Plenty of space between campsites or some type of privacy around the tents, like trees or fences.
  3. Kid Stuff….If you are bringing the kids along you probably want to have some extras for them to keep busy. Playgrounds, Mini Golf, Short Trails or maybe if it’s summertime a pool would be nice.

Imagination mountain does hit all 3 points on our list for a family camping experience. They have a game room, Ice Cream shop, Gift Store, Mini Gold, Swimming pool and even an outdoor movie theater. Our son’s favorite activity was Massive Chess, yeah I know sounds crazy! Check out the photo…

This specific campground has tent camping, small cabin style sites and Yeti Yurts. Confession: We had no idea what a Yurt was. For those that want to know what a Yurt is, here is a Wikipedia excerpt that may help!

Yurt:

A traditional yurt (from the Turkic languages) or ger (Mongolian) is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by several distinct nomadic groups in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure consists of an angled assembly or latticework of wood or bamboo for walls, a door frame, ribs (poles, rafters), and a wheel (crown, compression ring) possibly steam-bent. The roof structure is often self-supporting, but large yurts may have interior posts supporting the crown. The top of the wall of self-supporting yurts is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. Modern yurts may be permanently built on a wooden platform; they may use modern materials such as steam-bent wooden framing or metal framing, canvas or tarpaulin, plexiglass dome, wire rope, or radiant insulation. Source: Wikipedia 

One of my favorite parts of this campground is the streams that stretch throughout the park, cold water (it really doesn’t matter if it’s Summer or Winter because mountain water is always cold hehe) straight out of the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s so beautiful and the photos just don’t do it justice.

Always working on that perfect shot!

We hope you get a chance to visit such a beautiful spot. We went in November so most of the leaves had already started to fall and all of the colors of the Smokies were in full swing. If you get a chance to visit, leave us a comment and let us know how your trip was!

Till Next Time!

Chad & Melissa

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