Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-3428

Info: 865-448-2241


8533 State Highway 73

Townsend, TN 37882

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Check-in: 12:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am


Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Horseback Riding

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:
Cades Cove
Davy Crockett
Packs Stables

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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

Cades Cove

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.

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