Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

92 KOA Campground Road

Cherokee, NC 28719

Reserve: 800-562-7784

Info: 828-497-9711

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Campground Reviews

Jul 20, 2014
very good time and staff was very friendly and helpful
Jul 20, 2014
Loved the campground but the cabin was very small for the price and didn't have any heat or air and they also need new mattresses in the cabins. Felt like I was sleeping on wood. It took forever for the wifi to connect too. Other than that the campground is very kid friendly.
Jul 19, 2014
Cabin n restrooms were clean pool n hot tubs needed more chlorine. Rude n slow lady workers behind desk snack bar people very nice. Thought kids stayed free got charged. Tried to get the free night that didn't work out They said couldn't use value card on my second cabin. Have stayed at this koa since 1989 has gone down hill since 1st years but better than last few times we've been ther
Jul 19, 2014
My stay was good, the cabin was clean, but we stayed 3 days an were not offered any linens and were told they only stock the cabin one time. That meant we had not enough Howells for our daily showers for 3 adults. Also no wonder-to which was falsely advertised.
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Great location and activities for children.
Jul 18, 2014
We stayed in a studio cabin and it was pretty clean. Not excellent but tolerable. Great place for kids. Staff was very personable. Felt like it was a little high priced but overall we had an enjoyable time.
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
My family and I enjoyed our stay. However, the "mattress" in the basic cabin is awful. It is extremley thin and you will wakeup very sore. Maybe pack additional padding if you can.The staff was kind and switched out our mattress, but sadly the new one wasn't much better. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed all of the amenities.
Jul 18, 2014
the pools should of been open till 10pm.Mr Stevens was rude about the way he walked in and yelled closed get out.shame.I spoke to a few older people like us,who said this man is very rude.
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Great campground, great staff, wifi needs to be updated did not work well. Neighboring homes had nuisance dogs barking every morning at 5 am.
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Had a great time here. Only wish they had tent pads on tent sites.
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
We had 25 family members rent 7 cabins. Everything was as expected and wonderful. If something was missing, we asked and the staff complied. The children loved the bounce pillow and the slide in the pool. We were next to the river and floated down the river. The staff assisted in making wild water rafting reservations. We all said we would return again and again. Congrats to the staff.
Jul 16, 2014
This was our first camping experience and we picked a great campground! Everyone was so nice and helped us with the little things. The campground was very nice and clean. The only issue we had was the internet was old and you could only get a signal at the store and not at our site. It wasn't a big deal. We will definitely go back!!
Jul 15, 2014
Good except some showers were not good
Jul 15, 2014
The stay was very nice friendly staff really enjoyed!!!
Jul 15, 2014
On a cross country motorcycle trip we relied very heavily on KOAs. This place was wonderful and the staff was first rate.
Jul 15, 2014
It was the best KOA we've stayed at so far. Clean, Friendly and full of activities. The mountains, the rivers all around us. Just Incredible. Can't wait to go back. Thankyou
Jul 15, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at the Cherokee koa.There's so much for the kids to do we never heard them say they were bored !! The only problem I have to talk about is when we left there was a limb that was unavoidable I hit and it put 5 holes in our rubber roof. My wife called them when we got home to inform them of the damage that was done.They said they would call me about this problem. Not ye
Jul 15, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Second year in a row!!! Thank you!!
Jul 15, 2014
Really enjoyed out weekend. Plenty to do and even caught a trout or two. Only thing keeping it from a 5 is the cabin we had has some bees digging in the wood and creating some holes. They didn't really bother us but they should spray and get them out if there.
Jul 14, 2014
games romm half the games didn't work bath house had standing water in it and needs lots of repair.
Jul 14, 2014
Deluxe cabin was great. Plenty of activities for everyone.
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
The area wasn't what we expected. The showers were kind of ugly. The cabin itself was good.
Jul 14, 2014
It was a stressful time getting there after our camper was in an accident. Your staff was very gracious and accommodating to our needs. Thanks Again for your understanding of our situation.
Jul 14, 2014
It was great. The pools were warm and the cabin was clean! Thanks
Jul 14, 2014
We had a great time and it was a really nice campground. I just wish the restrooms were closer to the cabins and also that ALL cabins had air conditioning in them. Other than that it was a very clean, very nice campground!! We will definately come back!!!
Jul 14, 2014
Maintenance of bath house in center of campground left a lot to be desired. Otherwise an enjoyable stay.
Jul 14, 2014
I don't like to see the camping cabins being replaced by those camping trailers. I know why you are doing it. Because of money!! But you are going to lose a very unique and beautiful rustic look.
Jul 14, 2014
Loved our site, grass and site always clean and ready. However we had to change our plans because our camper got break problems. They let us check out early and let us keep our motor home there so we can go home and take our granddaughter back. Then we are heading back to Cherokee to get the motor home to get fixed.
Jul 14, 2014
We had a great time. The only recommendation would be to have a preteen/teen dance with the current campground dance music like wobble or cupid shuffle
Jul 14, 2014
We have been coming to this KOA for 20 years. Last summer I did have issues with the bath houses being pretty dirty in the evening but this visit they were improved. I do think the camp store is not as well stocked as it used to be. Over all we had a fun vacation, and we will be back next year!
Jul 14, 2014
The campground was very nice and the area beautiful. We went tubing on the river next to the campground and had a terrible experience. The river was way too rocky and shallow.
Jul 14, 2014
We had a great time and will come back again.
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
We had a few ants in the cabin and it had a funny smell when we first arrived. The pool was unsupervised and rowdy. The tubing experience was terrible. Water wasnt high enough and we rubbed our bottoms on rocks. Our 7 year old got scared and we were stranded alone and had to get thru the best way we could. The fan and light in the cabin were loose and flashing off and on. The shower didnt work in
Jul 13, 2014
This was our 2nd time coming back to this campground because we absolutely loved it the first time. This will be our campground of choice whenever we want to visit this area again.
Jul 13, 2014
This KOA is currently under a new management from my understanding. Our family has stayed here many times over the past several years however I will say that this has been the worse experience we have had here. We had visitors for the day and they had to actually pay to just come see us!! Other issues too - too many for 400 characters. Very disappointed this time. Will probably not come back
Jul 13, 2014
Our stay was wonderful. The mountain view was beautiful. Our church took 19 young teens for a youth trip. We had such a wonderful time as we reflected on God in our lives. Thank you. We hope to return in the future.
Jul 13, 2014
We asked for a quite cabin and they put us next to the road. We use to visit this koa almost every year back in the 90's. But now it is so busy and noisy that we will not be coming back.
Jul 13, 2014
The only thing which should improve soon is WiFi at all camping sites, instead of one hotspot at the store.
Jul 12, 2014
We loved the amenities - great pool, playgrounds, etc. but not the tent site or bathroom. Our tent side flooded easily with many puddle-holes. The guys side of the bathroom had a clogged drain and kept water/mud on the floor the entire week. This would be a great place to park a camper.

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