- Entrance Gate
- 50 Amp Service Sites Available
- Big Bouncer
- Campfires on the Island
- Face Painting
- Fire Pit
- Hay Wagon Rides
- Indoor Hot Tub/Sauna
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Live bands or DJ - Saturdays
- Military Clubs
- Motorcycle Clubs
- Outdoor Hot Tub/Sauna
- Outdoor Movie Screen
- Outdoor Swimming Pools
- Picnic Tables
- Planned Activities Available
- Portable Heater ($)
- Rental Linens - no towels ($)
- RV Clubs & Rallies
- Scavenger Hunts
- Shuttle Buses
- Super Sites
- Waterslides at the outdoor pool
Here at the Cherokee KOA, our recreation team has discovered the cure for spring fever: planning summer camping getaways! It's actually part of our job to create a fun experience for our campers-a task we don't take lightly. Whether you're peeling out on banana bikes, reclaiming your inner acrobat on the jumping pillow or unwinding in our pool, boredom is not an option.
Join us in season for campground activities including tie-dye t-shirts, scavenger hunts, crafts, campfire time, face painting, bead crafts, mini golf tournaments and many more! See below for details.
*Many Activities Are Not In Operation Between October 25 and May 20
Two family sized swimming pools and a kiddie pool - 2 hot tubs. One swimming pool with waterslide and 1 hot tub open all year - the rest closes October 26th.
Cherokee KOA Trout tournaments
Some of the finest trout fishing in the eastern United States is located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation adjacent to the Cherokee KOA. Cast your line for a chance at a big one! Compete with other anglers for thousands of dollars in prizes.
Cherokee KOA Trout tournaments are held in March and August. Fishing Season is closed in the month of March until the opening day.
KOA Campfire Time
When the sun goes down, campfire time begins. Gather around the fire pit and get acquainted with fellow campers. Campfire time promises all the classics: toasting marshmallows, eating s'mores, belting out camp tunes during sing-a-longs. We've even been known to swap a scary story or two! (please note that this is in season only).
Movie nights on the outdoor cinema
In season and weather permitting, we will show family friendly movies on movie night. Bring you chair and refreshments and enjoy the movie on the giant outdoor movie screen.
Campground EventsListing Calendar
Cherokee KOA $3,000.00 Opening Day Trout Tournament
Register Guests and Tribal Member Only.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.
Scavenger Hunts and Customer Appreciation Weekend
Activities and Prizes for Scavenger Hunts and Free pancake breakfast for campers on Sunday.
Easter Weekend at Cherokee KOA is a lot of fun!
We will have activities such as Coloring contests and Egg Hunts on Saturday.
This event will be at the same time when the Cherokee KOA Annual Opening Trout Tournament. So it is a perfect week for the whole family to come visit us!
KOA Care Camps Big Weekend
Stay Friday and Camp for Free on Saturday.
If you have a active Value Kard, you are eligible for the regular 10% discount on the night you have to pay.
If you would like to book your reservation online, please go to HOT DEAL on our website www.cherokeekoa.com and follow the instructions. Or you can give us a call at 1 800 825 8352 or 828 497 9711
Mother's Day Weekend
May 12 2013 - Mother's Day Weekend.
Free Pancakes breakfast for Moms on Sunday.
Meet Your Hosts
"Come enjoy our beautiful campground--your headquarters for all the fun in the Great Smoky Mountains!"Our campground has guests who have been camping with us for years, in some cases, for five generations! The older campers want their children and grandchildren to have the GREAT family memories that they experienced when they were children," says Cherokee/Great Smokies, NC KOA Kampground Manager Mark Jones.
Mark knows how to treat guests. "I start with my employees, and then my customers will have GREAT customer service. I believe that GREAT people equal GREAT customer service."
Mark is extremely proud of the fact that the Cherokee/Great Smokies, NC KOA Kampground has received the KOA President's Award every year he's been there. The award is based on campers' feedback, so, Mark considers it a gift from his guests.
Mark knows customer service from being Regional Manager of up to 15 hotel and resort properties, and years in the hospitality industry. "After being in the hotel business for 20 years, I fell in love with the campgrounds that I worked with. The guests, the people in the campground business, and with KOA!" says Mark.
When he's not actively running the campground, Mark enjoys attending church, helping others, spending time with his family and golfing, as well as everything he considers God's handiwork, including the beauty of the surrounding mountains.