KOA Campgrounds near Townsend, Tennessee

KOA Campgrounds near Townsend, Tennessee
Townsend, Tennessee is near Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg and Dollywood. Hiking, mountain biking, fly and lake fishing, canoeing and kayaking can all be enjoyed in the greater Townsend area. Rock climbing and bouldering can be found in the national park. Visitors can view the peaks at Dollywood. Visitors seeking the familiarity of a KOA campground have several to choose from in the greater Townsend area. All KOA's in the area offer AAA and Good Sam discounts.

Townsend/Great Smokies KOA

The Townsend/Great Smokies KOA is in the mountains and forest of the area. The Little River runs through the campground and guests can enjoy fishing, inner-tubing and wading from the KOA. RV sites have water, sewer, 30- or 50-amp electric, Wi-Fi and cable TV connections. Pets are welcome if leashed. Bathrooms, showers, barbecue stations, game room and laundry are available for guest use. The five-mile long Townsend Bike Trail begins and ends across the road from the KOA. Hikers can head into Great Smoky Mountain National Park and enjoy the numerous trails of the park.

Townsend/Great Smokies KOA
8533 State Highway 73
Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-2241
koa.com

Newport/I-40/Great Smokey Mountain KOA

The Newport/Great Smokey Mountain KOA is a 30-minute drive from the heart of Townsend, heading northeast. It is near the entrance and Visitor Access Center (VAC) of Great Smokey Mountains National Park where visitors can hike, backpack, rock climb, canoe, kayak and fish. The KOA has sites for RVs to 82 feet in length. Water, sewer, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and 30- or 50-amp electric are standard hookups available at sites. Guests may use the showers, bathrooms, guest house, laundry room, swimming pool and playgrounds. Pets are welcome if leashed.

Newport/I-40/Great Smokey Mountain KOA
240 KOA Lane
Newport, TN 37821
(423) 623-9004
koa.com

Cherokee/Great Smokeys KOA

The Cherokee/Great Smokey KOA is across the North Carolina state-line from Townsend. RVs of most sizes can be accommodated with the pull-through or back-in sites. Standard site connections include water, sewer and 30- or 50-amp electric. Wi-Fi is available throughout the campground. Cable TV connections are available for guests seeking TV viewing. Bathrooms, laundry room, showers, barbecue grills and a dump station are on the premises for guest use. Pets are welcome if leashed. White-water rafting trips can be arranged through the KOA office. A shuttle picks campers up at the KOA for a day of white-water rafting on the nearby rivers of the region.

Cherokee/Great Smokeys KOA
92 KOA Campground Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
(828) 497-9711
koa.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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