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Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful scenery and so laid back! I love the big sidewalks and so much room to walk a dog! No big crowds to deal with! Only downside is no easy drive thru restaurants or much to do at night. But the quiet was what I needed this trip!!

Thank Kathy C
Pensacola, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a riverside cabin here and let me tell ya....best Glamping experience ever!!! They had the cutest little cabins with everything you'd need including toiletries in the shower! I have "camped in the Smokies " for thirty years but this was by far the best experience ever! Samantha the manager is so helpful and friendly as are all...

1Thank teresahI9433CC
Blytheville, AR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have camped here about 20 times in the last few years, sometimes in a motor home and sometimes in a pop-up camper trailer. the place is unbelievable. I can't think of anything to complain about on any of these stays. the staff seem to anticipate your needs and take care of potential problems quickly. When you consider that the...

Thank jim_roberds
Danvers, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice campground close to Gatlinburg. You can rent tubes to float down the river too. We camped here and rode the Harley several hundred miles while we were here. This is a nice ride to the tail of the dragon. The camp ground is clean and well kept. We will return next year. THANK YOU to the hard working staff.

Thank Timothy G
Cullman, Alabama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have loved camping here since late 90's when the name was Little River Campground. Stayed in a camping cabin this time. Very comfortable. We were getting there late. They left the lights on & heater on for us so it was nice & cozy. Wish there was a bathhouse closer to cabins. Employees were all nice & friendly. Safe &...

Thank jtalleymom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We loved everything about it. Nice and quiet!! Beautiful Cabins and great lots to camp in. The staff was very friendly! The location is wonderful. It is very close to Cades Cove. My little boy loved the playground.

1Thank Nikki R
Meridian, Mississippi
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in our camper during the week of thanksgiving and we very happy with our stay. The camp ground is very clean and had all amenities we needed. I opted for the site with the patio and fire pit and it was very nice. Unfortunately, a burn ban at the time kept us from using the fire pit....

1Thank titanman24
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Townsend has some unique shops and good restaurants a good stop on the way to the Smokies or Gatlinburg. Just beware it is a speed trap and primary source of income. We stayed in Townsend for 3 Days and every time we were there shopping or eating someone was getting pulled over.

Thank Dennis J
Harvey, Louisiana, United States
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just recently rented a deluxe cabin here at the KOA in Townsend for a week. We have been here before and love this place. We would much rather stay on the quiet side of the Smokies than in all the hassle of Gatlinburg. This KOA is centrally located between Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Cades Cove, Cherokee, and...

1Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Love, Love, Love this place! Campsite was level, staff was AWESOME (one sat with me and chatted for about an hour one night and invited us to tour the inside of their 5th Wheel, since we are considering buying one). Bathrooms were FANTASTIC, site was clean & the fudge was delicious. Sets the standard for all other KOA's.

1Thank David N

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

Address: 8533 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882
Region: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Number of rooms: 135
Also Known As:
Townsend / Great Smokies Koa Hotel Townsend
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“They have pet friendly cabins too!!”
  • Pet friendly cabin with everything you need!
 of 5 bubbles teresahI9433CC, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They need a category for campgrounds”
 of 5 bubbles scottwC584BC, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in Cabins 1-6 if possible, pay more to get the view on the river!!!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles LizzyB01, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I would not request site 9.”
 of 5 bubbles Rosabee2014, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe cabins have a bathroom. Get one right on the water.”
 of 5 bubbles locolizard, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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