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Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in a travel trailer. Coming from another koa, a big difference. The front staff is rude. Kids running the activities are unorganized. The back area looks trashy. All information from each staffer was different. No one on the same page here. Stood in line in store for 20 minutes only to find out the half gallon of...

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Marion, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights with wife,daughter and two grandchildren. Nice campground with a lot of activities for kids but can be very pricey. The sites are ok but very expensive. They have a couple of pools and bounce pad for kids that are free but also rent bikes for a fee. Fishing is also available but you must purchase a...

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our campground. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future.

Richmond, Kentucky
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

My parents just bought a travel trailer so we wanted their first couple of trips to be at KOA's. This was their second. They usually camp with us in ours. We wanted sites together in case they had any issues and even though they park was crowded they found 2 full hook-ups together....for which we were very grateful! Their site...

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review of our campground. I am sure it will be very helpful to other guests in their decision making. We hope to see you again in the near future, be sure to look on our website for any Hot Deals that are available.

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in a 30' travel trailer which had a back in pad site with the small creek behind us. The price was about $90.00 The location and views from this campground are very nice. The pad site was nice, level and concrete. Our site did not have a tree The rest rooms were clean and so were the...

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. I am glad you had a nice time and hope your review will help future guests in their decision making. We hope to see you again in the future.

South Miami, Florida
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The KOA has all the amenities you could want. May is great for couples or solo's, June through Aug great for families. Oct great for the Autumn change of the seasons. First went there in the mid 70's with our children and are still camping there in 2016 with our grandchildren. Very kid and family oriented. We are from Miami,...

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. What a great family tradition, many families return with grandchildren after their own children have grown. I hope this review was helpful to other guests considering coming to our beautiful campground. We hope to see you again in the future.

Camden
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We just got back and had a blast. They have a wonderful staff and they rpovide lots of fun and activities for all ages. My 4 year-old daughter loves it there. They have five pools, a great playground, mini golf, bike rentals, and two bounce pads...not to mention a great general store and snack bar. They've upgraded a lot over...

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you keep returning and enjoying your time with us. Upgrades are made to the campground every year to enhance our guest's time with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Cotton MN
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The KOA is right on the river. bathrooms are clean and placed in good locations. There was a lot of staff that were eager to help in any way they could. I stayed in a sleeping cabin for $57 .63 with tax per night. I slept very well. This Koa also had a pool and hot tub that I enjoyed....

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am glad you had a nice time. We have three bathrooms on the property and two pools. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Weaverville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Fun for the whole family. Lots to do and the kids can run wild. We had a great time with our group of friends. Going back agin as a group at Labor Day. We had a deluxe site with electric, water and sewer. The site is larger than most at KOA.

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you on Labor Day with your friends.

Boone, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stayed here for the long July 4th weekend. We arrived late Friday. The staff got us checked in and took us to our site. They stayed to make sure we were okay since it was dark. Our site (and all of the sites) was level and spacious. It was very crowded, but we felt comfortable and the staff was...

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was, indeed, a busy weekend but the weather was great, especially for a trip to Unto These Hills. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Bostic
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Highly recommended! Family friendly, great trout fishing, clean level sites, friendly staff, clean pools,c lean showers, activities for the kids, well stocked store for the supplies you forget to bring, can't wait to return !!!

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again in the near future. In case you were unaware we have two fun filled Halloween weekends in October and a great Thanksgiving dinner in November. Our website has all current information on it. Thank you again for your review.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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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 

Additional Information about Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

Address: 92 Koa Campground Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-6451
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Cherokee / Great Smokies Koa Hotel Cherokee
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“Free wifi, BUT VERY SPOTTY. Don't expect internet...”
rickm613, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Towards the front of the campground”
Waltonp, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Unless you have kids from ages 4-8 get a nice Hotel room for same price. Playground and bike riding might be worth it in warmer weather.”
bradb187, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“To clarify this is a campground. For cabins, get one on the river.”
genevieveg456, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are sites along the riverway, but I found the center sites just as nice.”
421jils, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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