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 19, 2014
There was a problem with the hot water in the shower, but otherwise it was a great stay.
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
The campground was nice. The staff was very pleasant. It would have been nice to know that the cabin we chose was quite a distance from the bathhouse. The bathhouse was somewhat dated- newer campgrounds have combined the toilet area with the shower area to make individual bathrooms. This is a really nice family feature.
Aug 18, 2014
We always love staying at this campground. Jeremiah Adam Jimmy and Jordan always make our stay SPECTACULAR. Mark has trained his folks well. This is our favorite campground and these folks help make it our favorite.
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Staff and facilities were great. Stayed in 2 cabins and lovd them both.
Aug 18, 2014
We had a GREAT time at this KOA! We were a large group with 11 children. The proximity to the National Park and Cades Cove was perfect for our love of nature, hiking, biking and viewing wildlife. Wear Valley, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg were also close. The management and staff were so pleasant and accommodating; also very tolerant of our overactive, imaginative and loud kids. Everyone had FUN!
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Location and facilities are very nice. Campsites are a little too close together but the downside for me was the customer service. I was charged an extra $20 over the price quoted that the two gentlemen at the desk could not explain to me. They simply said it was what the lady who made my reservation said they should charge me, and my records on my account did not match to what they said.
Aug 18, 2014
It' a great place to stay. Very Very clean, including the shower houses and restrooms. Get a spot on the river and sit and watch the tubers go down the river. I highly recommend this campground
Aug 18, 2014
Please take a leaf blower to the sites as the customer checks in. This is a nice touch imo. We had an excellent stay and look forward to seeing you in October! Shawn
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 17, 2014
Had a great time and will return again. Planning on asking our friends to return with us next time. Thanks much.
Aug 17, 2014
Friendly people and clean facilities. Next time we will get a premium full hook up site. The normal sites were to narrow.
Aug 17, 2014
Best campground we ever stayed in!
Aug 17, 2014
The staff was very accommodating and personable. I was able to get a pull thru as I requested, but our traveling companions were given a pull in with a big tree in the middle of the exit. We called ans specifically requested two pull-thrus side-by-side and were told we had them. The facilities are wonderful for a family with MANY things for kids to do. I would come back if I were in the
Aug 17, 2014
Very clean and great staff. Need to trim some low hanging tree branches and add some grave to cove muddy sites.
Aug 17, 2014
Great! Clean, quiet, our favorite KOA. Love the proximity to Cade's Cove. Would rather stay in Townsend and drive to Pigeon Forge than deal with the traffic all the time.
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
We had a great week at the Townsend KOA! It was very relaxing staying at the site we had right beside the Little River. Everything at this campground (bathrooms, showers, pool, campsites, playground. etc) was clean and well taken care of. All of the employees were nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to others and we will hopefully be staying again next year!
Aug 16, 2014
Had a great time. Workers were helpful with our questions. Bath house is clean and that means a lot to me.
Aug 15, 2014
I can't say enough about Great Smokies KOA in Townsend! Beautiful location and great staff. We look forward to our next trip - we know it will be a great experience.
Aug 14, 2014
Best campground in Townsend. The only problem we had were the young campers(kids) riding their bikes after dark. All employees were helpful &friendly,will return for future vacations.
Aug 13, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
Absolutely loved it. the landscape was great. I noticed how you care for those big trees and appreciated the wildflowers. g'children thought it was awesome, pool, playground, hey ride, movie on Sat. etc. WE WILL BE BACK.
Aug 13, 2014
Wonderful, once you get there besides the lack of internet. People who work online cannot cope with this, especially when cell service is so bad. Had reservations for a long weekend next month but, unfortunately, will have to cancel. Won't be back.
Aug 12, 2014
Sites are VERY narrow but we had a great view right on the river. All employees were very friendly and helpful!!
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
We had a fantastic time! The KOA is very well maintained. It is in a great location, right next to the park entrance. It has also an access for tubing onsite.
Aug 11, 2014
It is a beautiful environment with lots of nice people.
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
We have been camping here for almost 25 years and it is one of our favorite places anywhere across the country.
Aug 11, 2014
Awesome place to stay!!! Staff was so friendly!!! Definitely will be back!!
Aug 11, 2014
I have camped all over the country and this was the cleanest and friendliest campground I have ever been to.
Aug 10, 2014
I was there with my 2 daughter's, s-i-law & 8yr old grandson who made friends with a set of triplet boys his age. This was a very memorable time for him,riding bikes,shooting rocks with their sling shots,bows & arrows, catching mono'switch & lightening bugs. We have since left but the boy's exchanged info & have face time each other everyday. We can't wait to return next year to meet them again.
Aug 10, 2014
Beautiful park, right along the Little River. Very picturesque. Sites are a little too close together and some of the sites are difficult if you have slide outs. Other than that, it would be great. Nice pool, Nice restrooms with showers. Very well kept up. Very helpful in getting the trailer backed in. We were able to use the site next to us so we had plenty of room to put the truck and bikes.
Aug 10, 2014
we like this campground best of any we have camping there for 25 years we love it THANK YOU
Aug 10, 2014
Great time great people
Aug 09, 2014
Been staying 5 yrs this year was not pleasant. At checkin I was told there would be xtra fees for our second vehicle which we have never had to pay and basically being accused of sneaking in our second vehicle. Ironically though we've always been given two parking passes, there were no kids activities, constant smell of sewage being pumped at one point ran us out of our campsite due to nausea
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
Nice, friendly just a little costly. Need campers to respect quiet hours. One noisy group was loud at 3:30 AM 8/4/14.
Aug 09, 2014
Everything was clean and environment was great, our camp sure was perfect for us. I also appreciated the fact that everyone kept their dogs on leashes, we have children that are afraid and this is usually a problem. Thanks!!!
Aug 08, 2014
Nice campground if you stay on the river but a bit pricey.
Aug 08, 2014
We enjoyed the atmosphere, friendship and whole experience. Would like for the pool to be open until at least 9PM as it was very difficult to get dinner cooked and cleaned up, then back to the pool before it closed, and weather was very warm. We especially like nighttime swimming, no risk of sunburn.
Aug 07, 2014
The cabins are beautiful and staff is very nice. The camp ground is well kept
Aug 07, 2014
Our family loved this KOA! Everyone was friendly and most helpful. There was so much to do here and you all have the BEST playground ever! Movie night was great!

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