Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-7784

Info: 828-497-9711


92 KOA Campground Road

Cherokee, NC 28719

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews


Campground Events

Cherokee KOA $3,000.00 Opening Day Trout Tournament

Mar 25 - 26, 2016

Register Guests.Two nights minimum stay required.

Cast your line for a chance at a big one! Compete with other anglers for a total of $3,000.00 in prizes. It's no fish story - come out and enjoy the fun! Some of the finest trout fishing in the eastern United States is located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation adjacent to the KOA Camping Resort. The Raven Fork River flows along one side of the campground with great fishing for those who prefer stream fishing. If you prefer pond fishing, you'll find three Tribal-owned trout ponds framing the west boundary of KOA. All are stocked twice weekly. A Tribal fishing license and a $10.00 entry fee is all you need to catch up to 10 trout per day. There's also an area on the river that is strictly for Fly Fishing Catch and Release only that require an additional special license. Fishing is permitted on the Reservation from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

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Easter Weekend

Mar 25 - 26, 2016

Easter Weekend at Cherokee KOA is a lot of fun!
We will have egg decorating, crafts and egg hunting on Saturday. Lots of fun for the whole family.

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Mother's Day Weekend

May 6 - 8, 2016

Mother's day craft and Free pancake breakfast for Moms on Sunday.

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KOA Care Camps Big Weekend

May 13 - 14, 2016

Come join us for our annual fund raising weekend. This weekend is all about raising money for children who have cancer to stay at specially equipped campgrounds. Stay Friday and Camp for only $10 on Saturday.

Lots of fun ways to raise money this weekend for a great cause.

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 27 - 30, 2016

Come and share one of the biggest camping weekends of the year. Swimming, games, crafts, tubing and fishing. Horse riding, Cherokee Museum, casino and local stores. There are lots of things to do in the area. Show you're proud - decorate your site or cabin with the best red, white and blue display for a prize.

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Father's Day

Jun 17 - 19, 2016

Celebrate Fathers Day at Cherokee. Enjoy a day of fishing and relax by a camp fire in the evening. Free pancake breakfast for dads on Sunday. For a bit more adventure, take a KOA shuttle to horse riding, white water rafting or zip lining.

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DJ Games

Jun 24 - 26, 2016

DJ throughout the summer months on a Saturday evening. Enjoy some games before the music and dance party.

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P.J weekend

Jun 24 - 26, 2016

Wear you PJ's in the store this weekend and receive a 15% discount on gifts.

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July 4th Celebration!

Jul 1 - 4, 2016

Fun for the whole family. Make your reservation for this extended weekend celebration of independence. Movie, tie dye, games and crafts. Many, many local attractions close by. Best decorated site will win a prize.

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Pool Party

Jul 29 - 31, 2016

Pool Party. Activities and Prizes. Enjoy the music by the pool, participate in the games or just enjoy watching others.

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Team Weekend

Aug 5 - 7, 2016

Wear your favorite team shirt or hat to show team pride. Wear your shirt or hat in the store and receive a 10% discount.

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Mid Season Fishing Tournament

Aug 20, 2016

$3,500 worth of prizes to be won. Prizes for tagged fish, largest fish and heaviest fish in both adult and children categories We will even have a prize for smallest catch of the day. $10 entry fee. Cherokee fishing license must also be purchased.

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Labor Day Weekend

Sep 2 - 5, 2016

Activities and Prizes. Movie, popcorn, swimming, fishing, tie dye and crafts. Best decorate site wins a prize. Come and share in one of the biggest camping weekends of the year!
3 nights minimum stay is required

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Value Card Reward Appreciation Weekend

Sep 16 - 17, 2016

To all our loyal Value Card holders we would like to show our appreciation by offering a weekend deal just for you. Stay Friday night and receive Saturday FREE.

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Cherokee KOA $5,000.00 Trout Tournament

Oct 8, 2016

Cast your line for a chance at a big one! Compete with other anglers for a total of $5,000 in prizes. Open to registered campers. Registration fee is $10.00 per person and Tribal fishing License at $10.00/day, $17.00/2 days, $27.00/3 days and $47.00/5days. Tagged Fish. Biggest and heaviest fish. We also have a prize for smallest.

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Cherokee KOA Halloween Weekend

Oct 21 - 23, 2016

It's finally here! We'll have trick-or-treating, craft and site decorating. Join in on the Halloween parade, pumpkin carving contest (all ages) and coloring contest. Third annual Best Chili competition. When the night falls, it will be time to visit our Famous Haunted Island!

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Halloween Weekend

Oct 28 - 30, 2016

Get your costumes ready for a great Halloween weekend. Trick-or-treating, coloring competition, pumpkin decorating and carving. Best decorated site, best Chili and a haunted island.

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Thanksgiving Day

Nov 24, 2016

Come celebrate with us and give thanks for family and country. We supply the turkey, campers provide sides and dessert. We always have a good turn out of campers that join us for our Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner. Door prizes.

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