We just returned from a 5 day camping trip and I would rate this KOA a 10 for big rigs and a 5 for noise level. Great place for children but can get very noisy because so many children in the campground. If you can not handle the children then you would probably need to camp during the school year. Please drive very slowly when in the park because the children on bikes do not pay attention and don't forget the kids on 4 wheelers and on golf carts. We stayed in the VIP spot very nice and big will fit the biggest RV. The second day we had our grass cut and all the trimmings were left on the concrete which in turn you drag into your RV, this should have already been taken care of prior to arrival. The store and check in can get very hectic. I ask a young girl a question and she couldn't answer my queston and acted like I was bothering her however the next day I ask an older lady and she was very helpful. Great mountain views however the camping spots on the river were a disappointment. If you are planning on eating out while in Cherokee...cook your own food. Peter Pancake house was very good and the grill at KOA was good everything else was horrible. Harrah is very close along with all the tourist shops (kinda feels like a mini Pigeon Forge).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cherokee / Great Smokies Koa Hotel Cherokee