Local Area Attractions
Tubing the Little River is the most popular water activity in this area. Our KOA is located on the Little River, so tubing fun is just a short walk away! Ask one of our staff about our tube rentals and convenient tube shuttle service.
Townsend has a wonderful 5-mile bike trail that begins directly across the street from our KOA. So remember to bring your bikes or swing by our welcome center and rent one of ours. We offer standard bicycles and banana peel bikes. You may also want to visit Cades Cove for an 11-mile loop bike ride. This
area is open on Saturday and Wednesday of every week (April thru September) until 10 a.m. for bike riders only.
For those of you that love to golf, Townsend has a wonderful golf course located at the Laurel Valley community club. It boasts a fantastic 18-hole course along with a pro shop and club rental. The course takes you through a lush fairway with breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains.
If fishing is your thing, then we have plenty of it! You can fish right from our campground, or if you like fly-fishing put your waders on and take a trip into the national park. We have several local shops that cater to the fisherman's needs. You could stop by The Backcountry, which is just a short ½ block walk from our campground, or visit the Little River Outfitter Shop where they have fly fishing classes.
Townsend offers several horseback-riding stables within just minutes of our campground. Horseback riding is just one way to enjoy the true beauty of what the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer.
Some of our favorite stables are:
Local Area Activities
Townsend is known as the Peaceful side of the Smokies and offers a picturesque setting for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, tubing, bike riding, horseback riding, photography and best of all relaxation. Some of these activities are seasonal. Please contact us if you have questions about these activities 800-562-3428 or email@example.com
Located in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cades Cove is the most popular destination for park visitors attracting more than 2 million visitors a year. It was a home to numerous settlers before the formation of the park. Enjoy preserved homesteads, scenic mountain views and abundant wildlife.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, April 19-20, 2013
The Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival features workshops, classes, and demonstrations centered around spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, felting, paper, basketry, and other fiber crafts. There are also art exhibits, family activities, sheep-shearing, and Border Collie sheep-herding. The Festival takes place at the Townsend Elementary School, Townsend Visitors Center, the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, and area galleries.
Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day
Festival featuring bluegrass concerts, clogging, arts and crafts, Applalachian skills, family fun, BBQ and other good food
Studebaker Car Show
A nice car show held about 1/2 mile from here
North American Flute Gathering
Renaissance of the North American Flute Foundation Gathering. If you enjoy Native American flute music, this event is for you. The biggest names in this music genre are here. Held at the Townsend Heritage Museum located about 1/4 mile from here.