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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I realize that a campground has to work with the land on which it sits, but this particular KOA is simply too crowded. I speak as a KOA kamper for about 20 years. We camped in a small hybrid camper for a pull-thru site, and could hardly get both our camper and our FordF150 on the site. The KOA was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first camping trip as a family. I brought my wife, our 2.5 year old son, and my in-laws for a couple days of R&R and we couldn't have picked a better spot. Everything about our weekend at this KOA was amazing. The bathroom/showers look recently upgraded and as some reviewers have complained about, they do have towel... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First I think it is important to mention that the staff were all very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that everything was too crowded. At our campsite I felt like we were elbow to elbow with our neighbors and with so many people packed in camping this also caused crowding at all the amenities. That being said the... More 

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Pensacola, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facilities are first-rate and the staff was excellent. The location is just outside of the Smoky Mountain National Park in a quiet little town. If the tourist-traps of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinberg aren't your cup of tea, then you should try Townsend. Some of the sites are a little close together and lack privacy, but it's typical for a... More 

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Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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