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Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank 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....

Thank titanman24
Reviewed 19 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...

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 8 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.

Thank David N
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My husband surprised me with an overnight in a primitive cabin for my birthday. The cabin was beautiful. Right on the river. I loved the porch swing. Being able to relax and swing on the porch next to the water was so nice! It was called "primitive" because there was no bathroom. The bath houses were close and clean though....

1Thank Kelli C
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed 4 days In Townsend in oct 2016. After visiting gatlinburg/pigeon forge one of those days, I knew I had made the best decision. We loved Townsend. Laid back, spread out and with a friendly small town feel it is the perfect place base your gsmnp adventures . Not a lot of chain eateries , but we never had a...

1Thank elle2010_11
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having never stayed at a KOA campsite before, I wasn't sure what to expect. We had booked a deluxe cabin. I was beyond impressed with the cleanliness of the cabin. Fresh towels ready for us, shampoo/conditioner dispenser in the shower, clean refrigerator, the place was just clean. I felt like I was walking into a brand new cabin. The fire...

1Thank Angelstar_bc
Belleville, Illinois
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Beth worked her magic and got us a week and almost a half with 2 excellent sites. We had to evacuate SC beach campground suddenly with no desire to return home. KOA in Townsend is the best KOA we have ever visited. Clean, convenient, well thought out campground. Staff were friendly and helpful. Second site was directly next to stream....

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice campground. We had a spot by the river. Beautiful and relaxing. Close to Gatlinburg and Cade's Cove. Nice showers. Only problem was no 50 amp by the river. These are pictures taken from our campsite.

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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 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
“River side cabins are amazing”
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