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Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

92 Koa Campground Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-6451
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#2 of 15 Specialty lodging in Cherokee
What a location! The Cherokee/Great Smokies KOA is bordered on one side by the serene Raven Fork River and on the other side by three tribal trout ponds. It lies just across the road from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and one mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. From almost anywhere on the KOA's grounds, take in 360-degree mountain views. The resort campground offers camping cabins, cottages and Deluxe cabins, large RV and tent sites. This KOA is ideal for the biggest group gatherings with year-round indoor and seasonal outdoor pools and hot tubs, food service,an outdoor movie-cinema, a Jumping Pillow and adventure mini golf. Campers enjoy the shuttle to area attractions and events too numerous to count. Check online for special events, theme weekends and seasonal activities.
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Wanda R wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Just spent 5 nights at this KOA. Booked a year in advance and paid extra, in order to be assured of a "riverfront " site. What a joke. We were instead backed up to an almost dry creek bed; the water that was in it was stagnant, dirty, and not flowing at all. Photos say it all. What we were EXPECTING vs what we GOT. Won't make the mistake again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Makeelee wrote a review Oct 2020
Galesburg, Illinois, United States33 contributions23 helpful votes
Typical of KOAs I have used, the bathrooms were clean and neat. The wifi was good enough for me to stream Monday Night Football to my IPAD. There are lots of things for kids (bounce pit, swimming pool, etc) and while I didn't use them myself I saw a lot of kids enjoying them. Quiet at night with not much road traffic nearby. Very nice.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Herb C wrote a review Oct 2020
Winterville, North Carolina29 contributions5 helpful votes
Great for family with kids and others. An excellent spot for visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Not the mention the casino in Cherokee. If you can wait a day, plan your arrival on Monday, when your options are better to choose a great spot by the river. ( Now this is for October vacation.) Weather is great and you can see elks out in the field everyday. Something you must see. It is awesome. Good wifi but bring rental movies. Firewood is through the roof at $8.00 a bundle, so get some before and a bag of ice is $3.00. Overall this is a good RV sites with pull thru and back ins.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Donna A wrote a review Oct 2020
Hephzibah3 contributions1 helpful vote
The average rating is based on the following criteria: The campground is in a low lying area as is most of Cherokee. The campground was full of large mud holes and bodies of standing water. I realize the the owners can't control the weather, but they could fill in the low areas with GRAVEL, gravel is cheap and would be a tremendous help. The second reason for the rating is many of the sites are unkempt and overgrown looking. You can tell bushes and shrubs have been trimmed in some time, and many of the tress have overhanging limbs just waiting to fall on RV's. We experienced this during our stay. Many of the sites are are super small and you unit and tow vehicle will just barley fit. In addition the fire pit on our site was unusable, due to being right beside our RV, and being anchored to the ground. The few positives were: many activities for kids, lot's of decorations for Halloween, also extremely nice bath houses. The WIFI was non existent, never stayed on for more than a few minutes at a time during our whole stay. In conclusion this campground has some very nice and roomy sites that would provide a nice experience, while others, such as the one we would up with are less than desirable, so look at the campground map carefully and maybe even choose a site bigger than you RV actually needs, so you can have some breathing room, and be away from the mud pits.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Larry wrote a review Sep 2020
Asheville, North Carolina3 contributions
We stayed in 282 and I am covered up with bedbugs bites. People in cabin next door were also heavily bitten. Our bed sheets were covered in blood smears where we had crushed them in our sleep. Management pushed idea they were batbugs that don't tent to bother humans. This is not the case...the bites took 18-24 hours to show up and itch. There are many previous reviews here stating similar problems over the last many months so it is evident there is an ongoing problem. Management was as good as they could be under the circumstances refunding our stay and providing funds to wash all our belongings on site. If you are in your own camper...this is a good place.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA
Which popular attractions are close to Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA?
Nearby attractions include Mingo Falls (0.6 miles), Museum of the Cherokee Indian (3.7 miles), and Mountain Farm Museum (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Front Porch Cakery & Deli, Sassy Sunflowers Bakery & Cafe, and Peter's Pancakes & Waffles.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mingus Mill (1.7 miles) and Oconaluftee Indian Village (3.7 miles).