- 50 Amp Service Sites Available
- Big Bouncer
- Campfires on the Island
- Face Painting
- Fire Pit
- 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
- 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, crafts, mini golf tournaments and many more! See below for details.
*Many Activities Are Not In Operation Between October 25 and May 25
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
Labor Day Weekend
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
Value Card Reward Appreciation Weekend
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.
Cherokee KOA $5,000.00 Trout Tournament
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. This is also the Columbus Weekend.
1st Halloween Weekend
Our first Halloween weekend. Get your costumes ready to have a spooktacular time. Decorate your site and win a prize. Trick-or-treat and trade campfire Halloween stories.
Cherokee KOA BIG Halloween Weekend
It's finally here! Don your costumes and brush up your storytelling skills. We'll have trick-or-treating and scary campfire story time. Join in on the Halloween parade, pumpkin carving contest (all ages) and coloring contest. And when the night fall, it will be time to visit our Famous Haunted Island!
Summer deals are heating up at Cherokee KOA!
Check out our hot deal, running through the summer. Guests are invited to stay 6 nights and get the 7th night FREECherokee 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.
Meet Your Hosts
"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.