Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

8533 State Highway 73

Townsend, TN 37882

Reserve: (800) 562-3428

Info: (865) 448-2241

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Local Area Attractions

Tubing Photo


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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Biking Photo


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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Golf Photo


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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Fishing Photo


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 Photo

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 Photo

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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Local Area Events

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Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day Photo

Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day

May 2 - 3, 2014

Festival featuring bluegrass concerts, clogging, arts and crafts, Applalachian skills, family fun, BBQ and other good food

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British Car Show Photo

British Car Show

May 9 - 11, 2014

A great annual event held just about 1/2 mile from us.

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Studebaker Car Show Photo

Studebaker Car Show

May 16 - 17, 2014

A nice car show held about 1/2 mile from here

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North American Flute Gathering Photo

North American Flute Gathering

Jun 6 - 8, 2014

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.

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Ford F-150 Truck Gathering Photo

Ford F-150 Truck Gathering

Jun 19 - 21, 2014

All things Ford F-150 Truck show.  Held about 1/2 mile from here.

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