Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

8533 State Highway 73

Townsend, TN 37882

Reserve: 800-562-3428

Info: 865-448-2241

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Known as "The Peaceful Side of the Great Smoky Mountains," the Townsend/Great Smokies KOA is a tranquil place to visit.

One of the premier campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Townsend/Great Smokies KOA is surrounded by the mountains and beautiful forests. Nestled up against the Little River, this campground provides a great setting for relaxing, putting your feet up and enjoying nature after a hard day of hiking or shopping.

All of our campsites have picnic tables and campfire rings. For great camping try our full hookup level  grassy sites.  We have free cable TV, 30 or 50 amp service, and paved patios. Our water/electric and tent camping site areas range from semi-sunny to heavily wooded and secluded.

Don't want to rough it? Book now to reserve one of our cozy log camping cabins or deluxe cabins. In our specialty accommodations, you may not even feel like you're roughing it at all!

Additional amenities include a laundry, swimming pool, two very clean bathhouses, a modern playground for the little ones, a covered pavilion equipped with a large barbecue pit, horseshoe pits, a basketball court, wireless internet, bicycle rentals and an arcade.

Outdoor recreational opportunities are aplenty. The beautiful 5-mile long Townsend Bike Trail begins and ends just across the road from our campground. The campground borders the Little River, which flows out of the National Park. The river is excellent for swimming or tubing and is well known for great trout fishing. The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Association stocks the river from our 1,650 feet of river frontage every two weeks during the summer. Tubes are available for rent through our Welcome Center.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 60' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Tour Shuttle ($)

2015 Campground Awards

Founder's Award

2015 Campground Awards

Founder's Award

Founder's Award

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President's Award

President's Award

Awarded to KOAs that meet exceptional quality standards and are recognized by their guests for outstanding service.

Campground Programs

KOA Kamp Green

Campground Programs

KOA Kamp Green Recognition

KOA Kamp Green Recognition

This KOA meets the established criteria to become a greener campground operation and is recognized by the "Kamp Green" icon.

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