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 Labor Day and May 25

Two pools! Photo

Two pools!

Two family sized swimming pools and a kiddie pool - 2 hot tubs. Indoor pool and indoor hot tub open all year. Outdoor pool, hot tub and kiddies pool close Labor Day.

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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 Photo

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. Memorial Day-Labor Day is in season.

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
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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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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