Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

8533 State Highway 73

Townsend, TN 37882

Reserve: 800-562-3428

Info: 865-448-2241

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4.5 out of 5
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Campground Reviews

Jul 28, 2014
This is the best KOA site we have ever stayed at. Thank you for everything. We cannot wait to return!!!!
Jul 28, 2014
The stone walls you put at the river are too close to the waters edge leaving no room for kids to play. I think you have ruined river access at this KOA. This was a wonderful part of the campground and was sorry to see what you have done to it. I understand the problem with erosion but there are other, more pleasing ways to solve the problem. These walls are so high you should put guard rails up.
Jul 28, 2014
Our family enjoyed our stay in the Townsend KOA. Friendly and helpful staff. Bathrooms were clean and well kept. Our second year staying at this site...we'll be back again!
Jul 28, 2014
I have been camping my whole lofe. This campgroung ranks as the worst I have ever stade at. My campsite was a swamp. I stade for a week and everyday I had to relevel my 40foot bus. I cant believe this is a koa campground. My reservations where mest up from the day I pulled in. I had to move my bus the second day to another site. Its also real tight to get in and out of the sites. Sad sad sad
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
It was great!
Jul 28, 2014
WE HAVE STAYED HERE SEVERAL TIMES AND REALLY ENJOY THIS KOA, HOWEVER THEY SERIOUSLY NEED A BATHHOUSE ON THE BACKSIDE OF THIS PROPERTY, WE STAYED ON LOT 75 AND EVEN FROM THERE WHEN THE CAMPGROUND IS FULL THE WALK IS A BIT MUCH AND IF YOU HAVE A POPUP CAMPER YOU CERTAINLY CANT SEND YOUR WIFE AND KIDS TO THE BATHROOM LATE AT NIGHT THEY HAVR PORTAJOHNS ON THAT SIDE BUT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 28, 2014
It was very nice and clean had a great time
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
We love it.Staff is great!
Jul 27, 2014
The staff here were great! Very friendly and helpful. The only thing I would have liked to see changed is the mold on the shower doors, they need to be wiped down better, otherwise pretty campground!
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
The sites are very close together, but the workers are very helpful and friendly. The river sites are great and worth the extra money!
Jul 27, 2014
Great location, clean facility,and friendly staff. Loved the camps put on by the ministry.
Jul 27, 2014
I stayed with my three grandchildren and held CAMP Gigi. It was the perfect location! We used the amphitheater for our play and awards ceremony when the parents came on the last day. Great space! The staff was fabulous. The grounds were clean. Everything was well attended. Thank you for helping make dreams come true for my grandchildren!
Jul 27, 2014
While on this trip we got some nice photos of a black bear in Cades Cove. We also had a fantastic tour of Tuckaleechee Cavern. The tubing was also fun - one learns to lift their behind out of the water when going down the rapids. Photos: http://www.ecjones.org/scenery/_Great_Smoky_Mtns_NP/ Ed
Jul 25, 2014
Very clean campground. Friendly staff always willing to go the extra mile
Jul 25, 2014
My entire family enjoyed the time we were at KOA! We most appreciated the time the kids spent in a Bible study with activities and games and crafts! Thank you for having this opportunity for the children!
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
This was the first time my family had taken a trip with out two year old daughter. She loved everything about the campground and didn't want to leave. Thank you for a great experience!
Jul 25, 2014
Very friendly staff, beautiful location and my daughter who is nine loved it there. Lots to do for the kids. We stayed five nights and didn't even leave the campground for three days. Nice pool and the river is beautiful!
Jul 24, 2014
Friendly staff and clean campground. I highly recommend it!
Jul 24, 2014
Bathrooms/showers very clean and nice. Clean campground. Nice cabins. Only thing were the beds were very uncomfortable, but understandable it's not home. Great activities for the kids and family. Convient to everything.
Jul 24, 2014
The campground is extremely nice and well kept. The location is wonderful, but the staff made our stay outstanding. We especially appreciated the kindness of Kate and the manager, Mark.
Jul 24, 2014
After my camping partner's vehicle broke down,the staff at the office went out of their way to accommodate our need for the extra days for repairs to be made. The campground was very clean.Sites are somewhat pricey and several needed more gravel due to low spots that flooded after rain,but overall very nice. We would use this campground again
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Great stay. We stayed in a Deluxe Cabin. The only thing that I would improve upon is the house keeping. Every window seal, ledge, light, anything up high had a thick layer of dust on it. Other than that it was great. We will be back. Brent & Kelly Robinson
Jul 22, 2014
Loved the cleanliness. The friendly and helpful employees. The nice sites and the store deliveries. The program in the mornings for the children and the early evening activities for the whole family organized by a church group who were unbelievable enthusiastic.
Jul 22, 2014
Very friendly and helpful staff. Would rate at 5 but some of the sites are very small.
Jul 22, 2014
Lots of clean showers, very friendly and helpful staff, although sites are close together, there are many trees, making the campground feel more private. We appreciated the help parking in our site. Only one disappointment was that there was no recycling of plastics, cans, etc.
Jul 22, 2014
The staff and location of the campground was great. The layout of the campsites for campers was horable,there was not enough room to park your camper without having people move there vehicles,and after we parked we had to park in front of our fire barrel so we couldn't have a fire. No yard even for our puppies,and I don't usually complain about price but this KOA was the highest price around.
Jul 22, 2014
Basic expecations not met. Based on the premium summer rates, I would expect the central bathroom to be cleaned more often based on usage or condition. The showers needed a good deep cleaning. Many of the camping spots are on top of one another. Only a few employees acknowledged their guests. They are not focused on the customer.
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
A great place to stay away from the high paced lifestyle close by. A diamond in the rough.
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Everything was fantastic! We will be back with the family! Thanks KOA
Jul 21, 2014
would like for you to consider leaving the pool open later in the summer. by the time everyone gets back to the campground from doing activites it is always after 9pm so the kids don't get to enjoy the pool. may consider closing it around 11pm in warm summer months. thanks.
Jul 21, 2014
We really loved the facilities and location, and will likely come back again. There was only one, big negative. Our non-smoking cabin smelled really strongly of cigarette smoke, and because they were fully booked, we couldn't be relocated. While we left the windows open the whole time, and it seemed to get better, I had to wash our laundry twice to get rid of the smell when we returned. Gross.
Jul 21, 2014
We stayed during a horrible rain storm. Then had a rescue crew take over our camp site for two hours. Interesting to watch, but not very relaxing.
Jul 20, 2014
Gravel site was great considering the rainy weather.
Jul 20, 2014
This was our second stay at Townsend and couldn't have been happier with Kabin, the site, and the staff. The location is beautiful and convenient to the national park without the crowds.
Jul 20, 2014
Kampground in beautiful area (with lots to do) - plenty of staff to help with any problem. Bath & showers kept clean. Lots of small sites make for crowded campground. Bingo night turned out to be proselytizing bible thumpers - should have been warned. Overall though - pleasant.
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
I have found TN to be so un-dog friendly I travel with a service dog and this was the only one in TN that allowed us knowing a service dog was in tow and when told it did not matter...it was the only one I found in TN "Dog Friendly",a fee for clean up ($20)when even told it was a service animal...airlines are not even allowed to do that...I will contact KOA HQ on this matter. I won't stay in TN.
Jul 19, 2014
Loved it! Will be back.
Jul 18, 2014

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