Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

92 KOA Campground Road

Cherokee, NC 28719

Reserve: 800-562-7784

Info: 828-497-9711

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Cherokee KOA $3,000.00 Opening Day Trout Tournament Photo

Cherokee KOA $3,000.00 Opening Day Trout Tournament

Mar 27 - 29, 2015

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 Photo

Easter Weekend

Apr 3 - 5, 2015

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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KOA Care Camps Big Weekend Photo

KOA Care Camps Big Weekend

May 8 - 9, 2015

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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Mother's Day Weekend Photo

Mother's Day Weekend

May 10, 2015

May 10 2015 - Mother's Day Weekend.
Free Pancakes breakfast for Moms on Sunday.

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Memorial Day Weekend Photo

Memorial Day Weekend

May 22 - 25, 2015

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 Photo

Father's Day

Jun 21, 2015

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 maybe take a KOA shuttle to horse riding, white water rafting or zip lining.

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Team Challenge Photo

Team Challenge

Jun 26 - 28, 2015

Gather your team and compete in some fun games and activities. All age groups can play. Will your team be the champions?

If you don't want to play team games you can always play a round on our putt putt course or jump on our giant pillow. We also have banana bikes you can ride around the campground.

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July 4th Celebration! Photo

July 4th Celebration!

Jul 3 - 6, 2015

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

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Pirate Talking Photo

Pirate Talking

Jul 17 - 19, 2015

Lots of Pirate fun this weekend.  Wear your eye patch with pride and maybe walk a plank or two.

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Pool Party Photo

Pool Party

Jul 24 - 26, 2015

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

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Game Show Weekend Photo

Game Show Weekend

Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015

Activities and Prizes. We will try and create some of your favorite game show games to play with your friends and your family.

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NEW - Mid Season Fishing Tournament Photo

NEW - Mid Season Fishing Tournament

Aug 14 - 16, 2015

We have added an additional fishing tournament this year, just for our KOA guests. There will be $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 Photo

Labor Day Weekend

Sep 4 - 7, 2015

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 Photo

Value Card Reward Appreciation Weekend

Sep 18 - 19, 2015

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 Halloween Weekend Photo

Cherokee KOA Halloween Weekend

Oct 23 - 25, 2015

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. Second annual Best Chili competition.  When the night falls, it will be time to visit our Famous Haunted Island!

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Halloween Weekend Photo

Halloween Weekend

Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2015

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 Photo

Thanksgiving Day

Nov 26, 2015

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.

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