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 04, 2015
Too many sites crowded in. Nice looking area and we had a decent pull through site (probably the best in the park). Love the trees (shade) as well, but the place needs about 1/3 of the sites removed and the rest spaced out. Internal roads are very tight and confusing as well. The folks working here are nice and helpful. Just too many sites for the space. Also WiFi is weak and slow.
Aug 03, 2015
So very angry that you've taken away all but 1 or 2 of the good tent sites along the river. Those of us that love to tent camp are now relegated to the "low rent" areas by the port-a-pottys! THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR WINS AGAIN!!! You should be ashamed!!! Many we talked to feel the same way...very angry!!!
Aug 03, 2015
Close to creek .... Playground was good... Camping area was updated and clean
Aug 03, 2015
we had a great time
Aug 03, 2015
The campground and bathhouse were kept extremely neat and clean. The staff was very nice and helpful. Great campground - family and children friendly yet quite enough for folk camping without children. Just a great place overall - highly approve!!!
Aug 03, 2015
Excellent stay. The only slight issue was the disrespectfulness of a group of other campers. I'd like to see better enforcement of situations like that. I will definitely be returning though!
Aug 03, 2015
This was our first stay at any KOA, and it far exceeded every expectation. We would never stay anywhere else when visiting SMNP.
Aug 03, 2015
We really enjoyed the friendly staff, clean bathrooms, and other amenities provided at the campground. We took advantage of the playground, tube rentals, and the pool. I do wish that there were additional access points to the river. When we asked to be near the river, we did not realize that we would still have to walk to the other end of the campground just to let the kids play in the water.
Aug 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
couldn't have asked for a better camping experience!The staff was extremely nice & helpful!
Aug 03, 2015
Staff was friendly and helpful. Campground and showers/restrooms was beautiful and well maintained. Nice setting.
Aug 03, 2015
Great place l, but very expensive
Aug 03, 2015
The site we stayed in was easy in and out, the kids enjoyed the playground, and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Thank you for and enjoyable stay.
Aug 03, 2015
Clean and well maintained facility. There was a heavy sewer smell at main restrooms and dump station too near tube and bike rentals which could be a health concern.
Aug 03, 2015
This was the maiden voyage of our new camper and we had an awesome time! So many helpful KOA employees and campers with helpful tips and suggestions for a new camper. We love the Townsend KOA!
Aug 02, 2015
Awesome family campground with friendly staff!
Aug 02, 2015
Way overpriced!
Aug 02, 2015
Great site location on the river. Well staffed with friendly people. Awesome facilities, as far as, showers, restrooms and laundry. And shelter house, play areas, and amphitheater. Great stay in the smokies.
Aug 02, 2015
2 Day tent camping with the family. We had a blast. Nice campsite next to creek and the showers were the nicest I've seen. Will be back.
Aug 02, 2015
Only negative was very poor cell phone connectivity and very slow wi-Fi. Bathrooms and showers were the best
Aug 01, 2015
The camp ground is nice. The staff could be nicer. We had to have our gas grill fixed 3 times and air conditioner fixed. We stayed in a deluxe cabin. The staff also did not want to give us fresh towels daily.
Aug 01, 2015
Great campground! Beautiful tent sites that are fully shaded. Bathrooms/showers clean and large. We will definitely be back!
Aug 01, 2015
Came for a relaxing girls week and had a wonderful time! All the staff were kind and helpful. They never seemed bothered by our many questions and were willing to help. I brought my mom with me and she loved it to the point that her and my dad are making reservations for the fall! Thank you for our great trip!!!
Aug 01, 2015
Great time. Very attentive staff. We love the security and the fact that there's so much emphasis on everyone having a good and safe time.
Jul 31, 2015
Nice campground and great staff I just wish the bathrooms and showers didn't feel like the 90 degrees it was outside
Jul 31, 2015
Put on site right beside restroom/bath house. The traffic was constant and the smell was unbearable. The honey wagon dump was right in our face and the lights from the vehicles coming at night was blinding. This site should be parking for the bath house not a camp site. I would be ashamed to charge for this site. Campground was full so had to grin & bear it!
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 28, 2015
This was an amazing campground! We tent camped on the river and our site was large/private/positioned above our neighbors/offered a great view of the rafters, which was actually fun to watch. Super nice showers! Awesome playground. Nice pool. Fun family activities like the outdoor movie Saturday night. Gas station on property! KOA never disappoints!
Jul 28, 2015
The stay at this koa was wonderful. We are retired, and new to all this. The staff was pleasant, and most accommodating. We'll be back for sure.
Jul 28, 2015
What a fun family place to stay! Instead of the mountains, the kids wanted to play at the playground and in the pool. Our dog was welcomed and had a great time, too! Lots of rain during our stay has convinced me to get a cabin next time instead of staying in our tent! Very friendly staff!
Jul 28, 2015
Great family campground!
Jul 28, 2015
We loved everything about the campground! Our granddaughter had a wonderful time and the playground area is so nice to her it seemed like a "park". Everyday she asked "When are we going up to the park?"
Jul 28, 2015
Clean cabins, very friendly staff and beautiful location on the river :)
Jul 27, 2015
We've been coming here for years. Great place for the kids and families!
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Great staff, Adam,Jordan,SARGE! Great new additions that have been added look great. Every where I looked Mark was working ! Great job by all. See ya next year!!!!!
Jul 27, 2015
Our first visit and it could not have gone better. Extremely friendly staff, clean grounds, great location and RV lot was perfect and spacious
Jul 27, 2015
We will be coming back. Grandkids enjoyed it .
Jul 27, 2015
2 adults and 2 kids. Had a blast! Campsite was very large and also very shaded! The kids loved the movie that was played while we were there. Awesome time.
Jul 27, 2015
very nice place and staff
Jul 27, 2015
Our family has stayed at KOA since before it even became KOA. This particular time it seemed that more sites had been added squeezing people on top of one another. On top of the closeness of the camp sites our family was told that walking in between campsites is not allowed when coming out of the river from swimming. We have decided that unfortunately we will not be staying here again.
Jul 27, 2015
Our weekend getaway!!!
Jul 27, 2015
Great amenities, great location, sites are a little closer together than i like , but had a great time camping in townsend on the river...
Jul 27, 2015
Very clean! Nice staff! I only wish they would have told us that they were going to have to do excavation on the site next to ours! Our dog was terrified and it was loud! Maybe we could of been moved to a different site???
Jul 27, 2015
We loved the campground and the pool and the river ... while packing up to leave, we were screamed at by a very rude male worker to move our car ... he was an older gentleman with rounded or oval glasses. very rude. maybe come back?
Jul 27, 2015
Awesome campground at the doorstep of the smokies! Right on the river with helpful staff and upgraded amenities. Many activities for children. We were booked for 3 days and we stayed for 5. We would have stayed more if we could.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
Fantastic place to camp! Great showers! Staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly!
Jul 26, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
delightful, well maintained park

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