7 “Crazy Fun” Kid Friendly Smoky Mountain Campgrounds: No One Is Getting Bored On This Camping Trip

There’s no question that family fun the name of the game in the Smoky Mountains. And why should the fun stop at the theme parks or the putt putt courses when you can take it back to the campground? Your kids will have an absolute blast camping in the Smoky Mountains because camping in Smokies is anything but boring at these 7 crazy fun kid-friendly Smoky Mountain Campgrounds.

Pigeon Forge Campgrounds

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA

If you’ve ever stayed at a KOA campground then you know right away why it’s at the top of the list for family fun Smoky Mountain campgrounds in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA is perfect for enjoying the Smoky Mountains as well as all the family fun of Pigeon Forge, TN and Gatlinburg. KOA’s also provide cabins so you can enjoy the family activities and camping experience even if you didn’t bring your RV or Tent. The recreation activities for the kids are endless: zero entry heated pool with rain tree, hot tub, jumping pillow, gem mine, bike rentals, gravity rail, backyard games such as corn hole, ladder ball, and horseshoes to name a few. Don’t forget to stop by the front desk for the weekly family fun planned activities as well.

Pigeon Forge Jellystone Park

Conveniently located 1 mile from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge Jellystone Park provide clean family fun all year. There are 2 pools and a fishing pond, large playground, and a jumping pillow is coming soon. The little kids will also love visits from Yogi and Boo Boo, movies, cookies and milk, and the Pizza Shop. Again, no need to own an RV to camp at Jellystone as they have several beautiful RV models for rent in addition to the cabins and glamping tents.

Clabough’s Campground Pigeon Forge, TN

Your family will love family owned and operated Clabough’s Campground in Pigeon Forge, TN. The campground has a lovely lazy river and two swimming pools, brightly colored playground, jumping pillow, and basketball court. Over 300 shaded RV full hookup & Tent sites available as well as cabins and cottages.

Camp Riverslanding Campground, Pigeon Forge, TN

Camp Riverslanding Campground in Pigeon Forge, TN is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge and an easy walk from your RV to many attractions in Pigeon Forge. Despite being so close to the attractions, the campground is set among beautiful trees along the banks of the Little Pigeon River. All the fun amenities your kids love are at Camp Riverslanding like a brand new swimming pool and splash pad, new jump pad, and playground. With the trolley stop located at the campground, you will be able to go anywhere in the Smokies without ever getting into your car.

Gatlinburg Campgrounds

Camp LeConte Luxury Outdoor Resort

This one is truly special. Mom and dad are going to love the retro campers available for rent at Camp LeConte Luxury Outdoor Retreat, but you may have to toss a coin because the kids are gonna want to sleep in a tree house! The heated pool, ping pong, and trolley service to downtown Gatlinburg make this campground in Gatlinburg the perfect location for your family and friends to gather.

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Adventure Bound Camping Resorts Gatlinburg

The kids really are gonna love Adventure Bound Camping Resort in Gatlinburg one once they lay eyes on the 500 foot Alpine Water slide, throw in the large swimming pool, and outdoor activities and no one is getting bored in this Smoky Mountain campground. Cabins, RV, and Tent sites are available.

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Sevierville Campgrounds

River Plantation RV Resort- Sevierville, TN

At one time Sevierville was merely the town you drove through to get to the action in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but that is definitely no longer the case. Sevierville, TN is a destination in and of itself and the River Plantation RV Resort is one of it’s highlights. Enjoy the lazy river in the summer, hay rides in the fall, and all year round southern hospitality and fun at this beautiful Sevierville campground in the Smoky Mountains.

Pigeon Forge Discounts

The Smoky Mountains Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 30+ Attractions and Tours

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Save up to 30% off admission to over 30 Smoky Mountain attractions throughout Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the entire Smoky Mountains region with The Smoky Mountains Sightseeing Flex Pass.

Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN 

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Dollywood® continues to be the star Smoky Mountains family attraction featuring roller coasters that range from kid-friendly to thrill seeker and everything in between. Not a thrill seeker? No problem, Dollywood® is also known for family friendly shows, world renown festivals such as the Festival of Nations, Great Pumpkin Luminights, Harvest Festival, and Smoky Mountains Christmas Festival.

Pigeon Forge: The Coaster at Goats on the Roof

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Looking to go dashing down the mountainside at 30 miles per hour with the whole family? Goats on the Roof in Pigeon Forge is one of the best alpine coasters in Tennessee. The little tykes will enjoy the gem mining and feeding the goats while eating homemade ice cream and fudge.

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ticket

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For a unique mountain coaster experience, consider Rocky Top Mountain Coaster sits on over 20 acres of beautiful Smoky Mountains countryside and features several twists, turns, and tunnels. You can also enjoy a night time ride as the lighted tracks guide through the thrill of a lifetime.

Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge Admission Ticket

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Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is a family favorite. This educational museum offers an upfront seat to one of the most tragic events in history. You will be fascinated as you learn about the passengers and crew and what it was like to be on the Titanic on that fateful night.

WonderWorks All-Access Pass in Pigeon Forge

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Wonderworks in Pigeon Fork, Tennessee is a fascinating indoor amusement park featuring more than 100 kids to explore. Kids are encouraged to solve puzzles and complete activities using their imagination and logic.

Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini-Golf

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At Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf your family will 54 amazing holes featuring the animals and farmyard fun on Old MacDonald's farm. The course offers water features and obstacles as well as an arcade for the older kiddos.

Interactive World of MagiQuest Admission in Pigeon Forge

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Take the family on a roleplaying adventure and skip the lines by booking early. This admission ticket will give you access to 4 separate attractions: A 60-minute interactive roleplaying experience, laser tag, mini golf, and the world’s largest mirror maze.

Beyond The Lens - Interactive Museum Admission

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Interactive museum with lots of games, photos and videos where you explore pop culture throughout the decades. Learn about JFK conspiracies, what the Royals keep in their closets, and walk down the Red Carpet like a star. Great indoor activity for those bad weather days (we get a few) in the Smokies.

Pigeon Forge Snow: Indoor Snow Tubing Admission

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Feel like blasting down a snowy hill on a tube when it's 90 degrees outside? Okay, go ahead. Have a blast at Pigeon Forge Snow Tubing any tie of the year.

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud - Show Ticket

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Take a break from all the attractions and take in a show. The kids will love the Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show (and I suspect dad will too!)

4-in-One All Access Pass - Pigeon Forge

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Can't decide? You don't have to with the 4-in-1, All Access Pass to the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Pigeon Forge, and explore fun attractions, appropriate for all ages.

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