Adventure Bound Campground – Best Camping Ever

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We may have just found the kids favorite campground, Adventure Bound Campground in Gatlinburg. Our weekend at Adventure Bound was filled with lots of swimming, 100’s of times going down the alpine slide, hanging out with friends and making new friends and playing in the rain. This place was packed with things for the kids to do! So much so that the kids practically ran the campground. 

Adventure Bound is located on the outskirts of Gatlinburg close to Cosby. While it is technically in Gatlinburg, it is away from the hustle and bustle tourism of downtown Gatlinburg. And no matter what kind of camper you are Adventure Bound has a spot for you. They have cabins to rent, rvs to rent, rv camping spots and tent camping spots. 

With that being said, not all camping spots are the best. We lucked out and had a pretty good camping spot at 115. It was across from the playground and bathrooms and had full hookups. If you want to be a little further away and a little more secluded I would pick a spot in the 170’s or 190’s. These spots are away from the road and further back into the campground so you won’t have people driving past your site a lot. Not to mention the bathrooms are a little nicer back there. 

Now let’s talk about the fun stuff, the amenities. My kids favorite amenity hands down was the alpine slide. They climbed the stairs and went down that slide at least 100 times. No joke. This slide was a hit. I went down it a few times myself (and you won’t see a video of me going down). Personally the slide terrified me. I felt like I was going to go sailing over the edge. My son laughed and laughed at me as we went down together. The slide is perfect for kids, adults, not so much. 

There is also a fairly large pool close to the slide. The water in the pool is mountain cold and perfect on hot summer day. But I’ve got to say the water was a little too cold for me. I opted to watch the kids play and shiver. When my sons says the water is cold I KNOW the water must be cold. 

Some other activities my kids enjoyed were hanging out by the fishing pond, going up to the rec center to play video games and non-stop bike riding. I love how I felt safe letting the kids ride their bikes around. Even with the campground being busy, drivers were super cautious. 

We look forward to future trips up to Adventure Bound Campground. Maybe next time we’ll plan ahead and get some other families to join us!

41 thoughts on “Adventure Bound Campground – Best Camping Ever”

  1. Flossie – USA – Mama of two who blogs about this crazy journey called parenthood at - parenting tips, tricks, and hacks to help you save time, save money, and preserve your sanity, mostly based on things I've had to learn the hard way :)

    Sounds and looks like a great campground indeed! How nice they have a good assortment of site types, too!

  2. I have actually never been camping. This camp ground looks amazing, especially that it’s not just a beautiful spot but it also offers great amenities to its guests, such as the alpine slide.

  3. Thinkandbeehappy – Looking to create a healthier lifestyle!

    I’m not too far from Gatlinburg but I have never stopped and visited, unfortunately. I love camping and this place looks like a lot of fun.

  4. Christian Foremost – Hi! I'm a Filipino Blogger/Writer/Podcaster and mental health advocate who writes about loving life outside of the closet.

    Never went camping with my fam. Sounds like a very good idea for Bondingll

  5. Rudy – Water chemistry expert💦 & Swimming Pool Ninja🐱‍👤, Consultant to the Aquatics Industry, and 30+ year pool industry veteran, CEO/President of Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants, Chief Blogger at Pool Operator Talk News 🌎

    I would love this. Unfortunately my wife considers the Marriott to be roughing it 😢 So, there won’t be any camping 🏕 for me any time soon.

  6. Jenn – California – Mom of 6 and Beer lover

    What an amazingly family friendly camp ground. I’ve never seen one have so many fun activities that kids could enjoy.

  7. amayszingblogs – Music Gigs Travel Life

    Camping is my favorite adventure this place looks relaxing and wonderful perfect for family hangout! Awesome photos!

  8. Wow! Happy to know that this places offers a lot of amenities and acitivies. I bet my kids would also enjoy the alpine slide. They were able to try one in California and they had a blast. We would love to visit this campground in the future. Bookmarking this post for future reference.

  9. With all of the camp grounds in my area closed for awhile, this post made me appreciate how much I love camping. This camp site looks and sounds awesome. Thanks for the post.

  10. whyhrwhat – Lifestyle blogger & HR professional putting the 'human' back in human resources by sharing HR information & personal stories with fun & flair!

    I have never seen waterslides at any camp ground I’ve been too (but I have only been to a few). Very cool!

  11. Goldfish and Gin – I'm a perfectly imperfect large family mom with a love for family, fashion, beauty and supporter of breastfeeding and body positivity.

    Oh man this looks like so much fun! I hope to get a pop up soon and once we do, I want to find all of these little hidden gym campgrounds to visit

  12. rakshanagaraj – Sydney and Bangalore – Welcome! I’m Raksha Nagaraj, the blogger and social media influencer behind Solopassport. My primary focus is on solo female traveling, hiking, and scuba diving.

    I want to go camping soon. Miss being outdoors.

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