Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

8533 State Highway 73

Townsend, TN 37882

Reserve: (800) 562-3428

Info: (865) 448-2241

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 60' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/23 - 9/9)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Tour Shuttle ($)

Unique Amenities

  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Family Activity Area
  • Ice Cream and Fudge shop
  • On site honey wagon pump ($)
  • Outdoor Movie Cinema
  • Planned Recreation
  • Tube Rentals

Campground Activities

The activities listed below are seasonal, and normally are happening between roughly Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please contact us and we can provide details or answer questions. 800-562-3428 or townsend@koa.net

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Tie-dyed T-shirts

Bring a piece of your trip home with you: make a t-shirt during craft hour. Your tie-dyed t-shirt will be a wearable memento from your vacation. With a demonstration and all supplies provided, this retro activity satisfies campers of all ages. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to tie-dye!

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Top Your Own Sundae

I scream, you scream, we all scream for sundaes! We serve up your favorite toppings such as chocolate syrup and whipped cream, and a chance to mingle with your fellow campers.

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Tube Rentals

Tube rental (complete with unlimited shuttle service) is available from our front counter. With the shortest float on the Little River lasting about three hours, you can get picked up and dropped off to do it again. Life jackets are included with rentals.

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Outdoor Cinema

The outdoor cinema is like a drive-in movie without the car. You can enjoy a family-oriented film under the stars. Grab your blanket and some change for the concession stand for freshly-popped popcorn, tasty treats and drinks. Be prepared to get comfortable and enjoy the show!

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Playground Fun

At our KOA playground, kids rule. Here they can climb to new heights, swing into action and meet other junior campers in a safe environment. Our playground is designed to encourage exercise, social development, and, oh yeah, tons of fun!

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Campground Events

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Care Camps Big Weekend

May 9 - 11, 2014

Pay for Friday and get Saturday night free, please remember that this weekend is dedicated to raising money for the KOA Care Camps organization dedicated to supporting Oncology Camps for kids with Cancer.

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Meet Your Hosts

the Chipperfield Family

"Spring has sprung! Dont miss out on one of the prettiest times of year. We have riverfront cabins and sites just for you. 800-562-3428"


Mark and Samantha Chipperfield joined Mark's parents in managing the campground in 1996; the property became a KOA Kampground in 2007. Having been in the business for a long time, they know that the key to running a successful campground is providing a consistent, quality experience.

"We strive to provide a clean, family-friendly campground where our guests want to return, year after year," says Mark. "We're humbled that our best and most far-reaching advertising is word-of-mouth referrals and our returning guests."

Before becoming campground managers, Mark worked as a geologist and Samantha worked in accounting. Now, when they get time off, Mark enjoys running and playing the clawhammer banjo. Samantha sings with her church praise team and "spends time away from Mark when he's playing his banjo!"

Samantha and Mark look forward to meeting you and helping you create your next vacation memory!

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