Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA were the proud recipients of the KOA Founders Award. A huge thank you goes out to our hard working staff, our amazing campers who helped us achieve this award and to all of those that are planning to visit, we hope you have as much fun as the campers who got us to this level of camping greatness!
Turning the big 5-0 is a pretty big deal for anyone – even a campground! That half-century mark is exactly what Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA Holiday is celebrating this year. Located in the scenic Great Smoky Mountains, the family owned campground was the first KOA east of the Mississippi when it officially opened for camping in 1966. While they can't claim to be the only eastern KOA anymore, 50 years marks a new claim to fame.