Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

92 KOA Campground Road

Cherokee, NC 28719

Reserve: 800-562-7784

Info: 828-497-9711

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 136' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Hot Tub / Sauna
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Tour Shuttle ($)

Unique Amenities

Campground Activities

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, crafts, mini golf tournaments and many more! See below for details.

*Many Activities Are Not In Operation Between October 25 and May 20

Two pools! Photo

Two pools!

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.

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Cherokee KOA Trout tournaments Photo

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.

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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).

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Themed Weekends (in season) Photo

Themed Weekends (in season)

Cherokee KOA's Recreation Director keeps new and exciting programs in the lineup that will make you never want to leave the campground. Keep checking our events page for updates.Download the details

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Movie nights on the outdoor cinema Photo

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.

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
KOA Care Camps Big Weekend Photo

KOA Care Camps Big Weekend

May 9 - 10, 2014

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 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 and follow the instructions. Or you can give us a call at 1 800 825 8352 or 828 497 9711

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Mother's Day Weekend Photo

Mother's Day Weekend

May 11, 2014

May 11 2014 - Mother's Day Weekend.
Free Pancakes breakfast for Moms on Sunday.

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Memorial Day Weekend Photo

Memorial Day Weekend

May 23 - 26, 2014

Come and share one of the biggest camping weekends of the year. Swimming, games, crafts and fishing. There are lots of things to do in the area. Show you're proud, have the biggest U.S. Flag display at your cabin, cottage or RV site and win a prize.

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50's Weekend Photo

50's Weekend

Jun 13 - 15, 2014

Enjoy 50 Cents Hot Dogs and 50 Cents Ice Cream *
50's music
*subject to change

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Father's Day Photo

Father's Day

Jun 13 - 15, 2014

Bring Dad for a relaxing weekend of fishing and sitting by a campfire. Father and child games. Free pancakes for Dads on Sunday morning!

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Campground News


Summer deals are heating up at Cherokee KOA!

Check out our hot deals, running through the summer. Guests are invited to stay 6 nights and get the 7th night FREE, or for a quick trip, stay Friday and Saturday night and get Sunday night FREE! The Cherokee KOA makes an excellent base camp as you explore the rich cultural history of the area, enjoy the national park, or kick back and relax at the KOA.

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Meet Your Hosts

David Masarik

"Come enjoy our beautiful campground--your headquarters for 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 David Masarik, General Manager of Cherokee/Great Smokies KOA.

David began his KOA journey working at the Oroville/Feather Falls Casino KOA, then joined the COP Manager Trainee program at the Santa Cruz/ Monterey Bay KOA. He was the GM at the Dallas/Arlington KOA and most recently, has been the GM at the Louisville South KOA for several years. He, his wife, Sally, and their family enjoy seeing different parts of the country, and are excited to call the Great Smoky Mountains home.

David credits his staff with making the campground a success. "I am so proud of my staff. Through great customer service, they make our campers feel relaxed so they can have a great time."

Apart from spending time with his family, David enjoys fishing, watching movies and cheering his favorite football team.

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