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Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

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8533 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882
Townsend / Great Smokies KOA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alabama
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have camped here twice in our travel trailer. The campground is located on the main road in Townsend & the Little River flows along the back of the campground. We stayed just across from the river sites & enjoyed hearing the sound of the rushing water. The sites are fairly roomy & many have been beautifully redone & landscaped.... More 

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Corinth, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time in this campground . It was family oriented, clean and big enough for our big rig. The staff was friendly, helpful, and offered to help us into our spot. The campground is on the little pigeon river which is stocked with trout and fishing is allowed. Be forewarned you have to purchase a non-resident fishing... More 

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Central America
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great customer service from the minute we made our reservation with Marilyn! All of our interactions with the staff from the general manager to the front desk staff were superb. The 4-person, deluxe cabin we stayed in was very, very clean, and looked brand new. It was beautiful inside (and I am pretty particular). We stayed in cabin (#9), which... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No surprise here, another great experience staying at a KOA. The spots are gravel but well maintained. They have docks for each spot on the river. There is a very nice playground (and pool but it wasn't open while we were there) for kids. The staff is very helpful, they escort you to your spot and help you get backed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Townsend is a quiet, small town but has grocery store, gas, propane and great mom-n-pop stores. If you want all the chain stores/restaurants, go to Gatlinburg. The best spots at the KOA back up to the river and I don't recall any of them backing up against the highway. We especially appreciated the dog park and clean bathrooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I were traveling without reservations and visiting Smokey Mountains area. We were staying at a RV park in Pigeon Forge but is was more like a parking lot campground. We drove over to Townsend and Drove through the KOA and decided we would pull our trailer there for the rest of the trip because the campground was... More 

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Converse, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We spent five nights at this KOA. A very nice location along a beautiful creek. It is within a nice, scenic drive to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. A very nice drive to the entrance of the Smoky Mt. National Park. It has a very convenient nearby store and if you want ice and fire wood delivered to you campsite, it... More 

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Nashville
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185 reviews 185 reviews
16 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We make an annual trip to this campground right before school starts. We are always impressed at how clean everything is kept here -- our number-one concern. We also love that it's wooded throughout, and we make a point of getting a site near the river because it's very scenic. It's just outside the National Park entrance, and a close... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It's really a family oriented place, with lots of recreational opportunity for kids (and there were a lot). The sites are a bit cramped, but everything works well. KOAs are, as you know, a bit pricey (about $70 a night), but you get attendants who deliver wood/ice to your site and remove your trash. You can get propane at the... More 

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Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed in a Deluxe Cabin for 4 nights in late June. We had never stayed in a KOA Campground so were not familiar with their routine as far as towels go. I knew that you had to provide your own linens for the Camping Cabins so that's why I booked a Deluxe Cabin with linens included. No one explained... More 

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