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Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

8533 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
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Set in what's known as "the peaceful side of the Smokies," the Townsend/Great Smokies KOA neighbors Cades Cove and the countless black bears, deer, plants and flowers that make their homes there. With the tranquil Little River hugging the property line, endless hiking trails weaving through the wooded tapestry surrounding the kampground and swinging bridges suspended nearby, each day at this KOA promises a new adventure. Nearby attractions like Dollywood, Tuckaleechee Caverns (a 25-million-year old cavern system) and miles of tubing and biking guarantee great fun for your vacation. On-site, visit the Little River Village restaurant for a batch of fudge, grab your tackle and cast your line and enjoy free wireless Internet during your stay.
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Bob G wrote a review Nov 2020
Reno, Nevada14 contributions3 helpful votes
This is the most awesome KOA we have ever stayed at. The sites are large with either a paver or decorative precast concrete patio and a large fire pit bowl. We stayed in November after the trees had lost their leaves. I can only imagine what this campground looks like in the fall. We had a site on the river and felt like it was a second honeymoon. The management will do their best to accommodate your needs with only a text. After every departure leaves ar blown from the site and fire pits are cleaned. We can not wait until next year to stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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R2Ontheroad wrote a review Oct 2020
Belleville, Illinois300 contributions41 helpful votes
I am the navigator of our trips. Husband injured shoulder so I did the drive this time. Adam helped me confidently back up our 31ft Airstream. He is my hero. The smiles and waves are so nice from all the staff. The campground is clean and beautifully landscaped. Well located near Cades Cove. We will be back. Everyone should be able to back up the RV / trailer but getting extra assistance is such a blessing. Thanks again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
largomama wrote a review Jul 2020
Largo, Florida104 contributions33 helpful votes
Our one night stay turned into two thanks to a wreck in the national park. When we limped in with a damaged RV the staff jumped in to help contacting the park police, moving us to a cabin, and Mark even drove us to rent a car. My husband loves the KOA amenities, I chafe at the price. I am so thankful this is the campground we were in the night of our accident. The playground is cute and fun, the pool and river are beautiful and the location is wonderful for a visit to the Smokies. We will definitely return to enjoy all this KOA has to offer.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Bruce B wrote a review Jun 2020
Six Mile, South Carolina6 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff was very helpful and nice, they were able to add a day to our stay, thanks Lisa. When we got to the KOA we were helped by Adam and others to get the tow dolly off and park it. We were escorted to our site and helped to get backed into it by another great staff member. We spent most of our time in the smoky mountains national park and enjoyed hiking and other activities. We got "home" each night without worrying about our stuff and have supper, hung out with the grandchildren and watched the cable TV that the KOA has. They also have free wifi. Thank you for a great vacation we will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
ubtru2u wrote a review Apr 2020
Tennessee19 contributions1 helpful vote
KOA is by far my fave campground in townsend. Pricing is a little expensive for camping but the river view sites are top notch. Easy biking and walking. I love chilhowee ministries participating at camp during the summer, facilities are kept well.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Townsend / Great Smokies KOA
Which popular attractions are close to Townsend / Great Smokies KOA?
Nearby attractions include Foothills Parkway (1.3 miles), Tuckaleechee Caverns (3.4 miles), and Spruce Flats Falls (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Townsend / Great Smokies KOA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Townsend / Great Smokies KOA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Townsend / Great Smokies KOA?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Artistic Bean, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, and Trailhead Steak & Trout House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Townsend / Great Smokies KOA?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Townsend / 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 Townsend / Great Smokies KOA?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Little Greenbrier School (4.4 miles).
Does Townsend / Great Smokies KOA have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Townsend / Great Smokies KOA accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.