Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

8533 State Highway 73

Townsend, TN 37882

Reserve: 800-562-3428

Info: 865-448-2241

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Campground Reviews

Aug 14, 2013
We stayed in a lodge. The kids enjoyed the playground and pool. Our dog enjoyed the dog park. We all had a great time and will go back again. The only thing I didn't like was the small shower will ask for one with a tub the next time.
Aug 13, 2013
This was our 7th year and as always it was fantastic in everyway. We come for the children and there is so much for children to do. We always look so forward to our trip. Thanks
Aug 13, 2013
It was OK, not the best koa we have stayed in. Not very kid friendly. The location was great but the staff was not very knowledgeable about attractions or directions.
Aug 13, 2013
We love this KOA! Was our 4th stay, and the longest. We are not happy that the Internet WIFI was unreliable Sunday thru Friday, then broke altogether (until Monday!)by the Gen Mgr who was trying to fix it himself. We should have at the very least been offered some kind of compensation. We work while camping and the Internet is key to that. I am sorry for the Mgrs but they mishandled this badly!
Aug 13, 2013
1st time to camp at KOA in Townsend/TN and will be back this fall. Keep up the good work!
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
Great site - good facilities and very convenient to GSMNP
Aug 12, 2013
Townsend/KOA is our #1 campground choice by far!
Aug 12, 2013
Such a great family place to stay. I have stayed here before and it is always wonderful and we will for sure be returning. :)
Aug 12, 2013
It has gotten a little pricey but the staff and location are great. Showers could use an update.
Aug 12, 2013
The one thing that could have made the stay better would be new mattresses in the cabins, they were not that comfortable. But other than that, we had a wonderful time. It's a place that's family friendly for sure. Thank you so much. Oh, live music would be nice too.
Aug 12, 2013
Everyone was very helpful. Facility was clean and well cared for. Activities were fun for family
Aug 11, 2013
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful!!!
Aug 11, 2013
We had a wonderful stay this past week. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to us. The first night we arrived, we came in late, and the staff stayed to help us get in to our site. They also allowed us to pull in the opposite way to allow us to face our neighbors, our friends. They were always willing to offer suggestions and help us in any way needed. The area was beautiful!
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
Friendly escort to site, assisted parking trailer. Entrance way is very tight.
Aug 09, 2013
best Campground we ever stayed at, truly a gem
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
every thing was great as always looking forward to coming back in october
Aug 08, 2013
This was our 1st annual family campout so it was important to please everyone.... Three families included children ages one,three and teens. We had a beautiful site on the river!Tubing was a highlight. Our grandson held his first fishing pole. Everything was so close.Bathrms & showers were very clean.The kids really enjoyed the play area,all enjoyed the movie night.We will be back next year!!Thank
Aug 08, 2013
Campsite was spacious with beautiful view of river. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Aug 08, 2013
Great place to camp, exceptional service and hospitality from staff.
Aug 08, 2013
We loved our stay! The fact that you can just drop your tubes in the river and float down the rapids was awesome!!! We will come back to stay!
Aug 08, 2013
The primitive cabin was great... except for the beds. They are extremely uncomfortable. My husband and I woke up prob 20 times each throughout the night. Besides that, the location is great, the activities are great. The kids had a blast.
Aug 07, 2013
Sites are extremely close to each other. Price was higher than Ii have ever paid for a campsite. Due to price and size of sites I will not visit this campground very often. Wifi only works if you sit at the office or pool. Campground was clean and staff was friendly.
Aug 07, 2013
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Aug 06, 2013
2nd visit there, and will come again. Disappointed in the beach upgrade, but overall a great experience.
Aug 05, 2013
Premium waterfront sites were soggy at best. There was no grass in between sites to wick away the mud. We requested straw which was delivered promptly. The shower rooms are in need of mold removal or tiling again. They were not as clean as previous years. We did not make yearly advance ressies as we have in the past.
Aug 05, 2013
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Aug 05, 2013
Had a wonderful time. Stayed in a Kamping Kabin and it was really nice n cozy but the beds are way to hard! Like sleeping on the floor. Other than that it was a good time. We were almost on the river, which was awesome! We will be going back but will bring air mattresses next time. :)
Aug 05, 2013
Only compliant was the trash service never came by our site. Would recommend creating a community sink near the primitive sites.
Aug 05, 2013
Great place, staff very friendly and helpful. Reserved sites for next year.
Aug 05, 2013
Always like staying at KOA Townsend
Aug 05, 2013
Staff is second to none! Remember me everytime I came in co fact with them asking about my campsite and stay! Very great place to camp will be back soon!
Aug 04, 2013
This location was great! it is very close to alot of the attractions and the area is very beautiful! Everyone was very friendly and helpful with directions ect.. I especially enjoyed all the trees and the river right there. Everything was well kept and clean!!
Aug 04, 2013
Our daughter loved the pool and playground. We stayed at both the majority of our trip! We had a great time!
Aug 04, 2013
Best week of our summer!Reading by the river,falling asleep listening to the rushing waters, feeling the stress leave my body, it doesn't getanybetter!Beautiful Mountains!
Aug 04, 2013
Dcc#8 very clean but needs drapes especially window that faces street light - too bright in room at night to sleep well after long day of traveling. Also it would be beneficial to tell customers at check in that they will now get replacement towels during their stay.
Aug 03, 2013
I always enjoy staying at koa townsend tn. I would highly recommend it and I will be back next year!
Aug 03, 2013
everyone looks nice, and really helpful we enjoyed our stay, then coming there for the past 20 years, Mark and his family really take care the campground.
Aug 03, 2013
We so enjoyed camping by the relaxing sound of the river. Tubing then relaxing in the pool was perfect. The playground was first rate and the staff was very friendly.
Aug 03, 2013
The expense of the campground has gotten to the outragous point. Nightly camping should not be more than a hotel.
Aug 03, 2013
Internet wifi would not work at all on site 40. No excuse for this with the technology available now .
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
Did not enjoy my stay,very stressful,been reserving spots next to water with group of friends since 97 ,in advance a year ahead ,this year all could not make it only 2 sites rented, and we had no privacy ,other campers tramping through our campsites constantly sitting in front of our campsite drinking ,ridiculous ,dissatisfied after driving 6 hours an renting a car to come on vacation

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