Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

8533 State Highway 73

Townsend, TN 37882

Reserve: 800-562-3428

Info: 865-448-2241

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Jul 22, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
The most pleasant campground we have ever stayed at!!
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
The campground was very clean! The staff was very friendly and helpful! We enjoyed all the activities they had available for campers! Thank you!
Jul 16, 2013
This is my third year staying at this KOA facility, and appreciate all the help everyone offered to me related to my trailer tire that had the bearings broken. Especially Jimmy (Jmbo).
Jul 16, 2013
The staff here is so helpfull and friendly!!AMAZING FOLKS!!!
Jul 15, 2013
It was another great year at the townsend koa we love it here because of the awesome activities they have forthe kids my girls cant wait till next time there allready makeing plans for next time thanks alot koa st
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
KOA was an extremely clean, family friendly campground~ however, the price of the DC was pretty high. We were also with a couple of other friends who have their own campers and they told us the cost was extremely high...they felt it should have been closer to the $80 range.
Jul 14, 2013
I love this campground! Everyone is so nice and helpful. Can't wait to come back!
Jul 14, 2013
We had an awesome stay! The cabin was clean and very close to GSMNP Townsend entrance (less than half a mile). We will be back!
Jul 13, 2013
My husband and I have never been involved in camping as a recreational activity; therefore, our children and grand children have not been around the camping community either. This was our first week at a KOA, and all members of our family really enjoyed it. We will probably return next summer to enjoy another week with our camping relatives. The Townsend, TN KOA personnel is wonderful.
Jul 13, 2013
Staff is excellent and helpful. Beautiful campground. Thank you for all the church sponsored activities. Keep it up! They are very much appreciated, are very fun, and family friendly. THANK YOU! Suggestion..For safety sake please install more lighting by back cabins and primitive areas. One flush toilet would also be appreciated. Bathhouse too far away.
Jul 13, 2013
Great location in Towsend TN at the KOA to take family/kids! Absolutely loved the pavillion activities. We have camped & cabined both in Towsend ,TN KOA..both times loved it..cabin beds are hard (hint) bring air mattress. Love the Townsend KOA Friendly staff!!!!!
Jul 13, 2013
Great location. Church sponsored activities are fun and family friendly for all ages. Great staff who are always helpful. Cabin beautiful and comfortable. Only problem was campers in cabin beside us were heavy smokers. Could not sit out on our front porch.
Jul 13, 2013
Good location.
Jul 12, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
We stayed right on the river in a camping cabin and had a blast. My two boys caught their first trout ever right out in front of cabin. There is so much to do in the campground like swimming and tubing and just down the street you can ride horses. We finished off each day with s'mores at the camp fire. This was our 2nd trip and it was even better than the 1st. The kids talk about all year.
Jul 12, 2013
We had an awesome adventure! So many fireflies! It was magical!
Jul 12, 2013
Been staying there for about 13 years. Still great but we do miss the store selling breakfast and the fudge store not being open daily. Love the lodges and the staff is very friendly!
Jul 11, 2013
My 4 grandchildren & I stayed at KOA and had a great time. We plan to come back every summer! The two room cabin was perfect for our needs. Having the refrigerator made it so much easier and the air conditioner made our sleeping more pleasant. The campground is so nice and clean,especially the bathrooms/showers. We loved the day/night activities and the playground was awesome. Thank you.
Jul 09, 2013
Although your rates are probably not out of line with going rates for this area, We feel the value of our expenditure was significantly low. We will probably do something Different next year.
Jul 08, 2013
Love this campground, very kid friendly and the staff is always smiling and helpful! A favorite for us!
Jul 08, 2013
VERY MUCH ENJOYED OUR STAY! I do believe that the cost may be a bit high but we will probably be back anyway.
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
Loved it. Been doing koa for years and will continue
Jul 03, 2013
As usual the staff are friendly and always helpful. The grounds and facilities are clean and well kept. Have already booked for 2014. Best camping we have ever had!
Jul 03, 2013
We stayed here in the middle of a move from Eastern NC to Western TN. It was a great place to be to enjoy some quality family time. We went tubing on the little river and spent lots of time at the playground and pool. Proximity to Great Smokey Mountain National Park was awesome! We're already planning a return visit!!
Jul 02, 2013
We stayed in cabin DC3. What fun. Ate our meal on the great table on the deck overlooking the stream. Had a fire every night. Loved the campground. Walked everyday, everyone so friendly. Beds were excellent. Sleep like a babies. Great place to be!!!
Jul 02, 2013
This was a very enjoyable stay. My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding aniversity there. We had our 3 sons with their wives and our 5 grandchildren with us. We will probably be back again next year. The only thing that I would recommend is to find another source for your firewood. Very hard to have campfire with that wood. I saw alot of campers using lighter fluid etc. for their fires.
Jul 02, 2013
We have always enjoyed coming to your campground because there is plenty for the kids to do and we have always been satisfied with any site we have been able to get.
Jul 02, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Pool and store closed earlier than advertised. Wi fi needs a booster to reach back to the cabin 7 area. Because this time of year and so many people, the toilets were filthy during the nighttime, to the point where they were running over with filth. Other than that it was good, just don't underestimate the little things. Your Koa is in a lovey location and its overall pleasant.
Jun 30, 2013
Great staff - always courteous and helpful. The Campground areas - pool, playground area, stores, etc. were kept in perfect shape. Will definitely return and will recommend to family and friends!
Jun 30, 2013
Hike to bathroom at night was a bit much from our cabin, but it was an awesome KOA :) We checked in late. Would be helpful if nearest bathroom was highlighted on map.
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
We have always loved this campground, KOA Townsend, TN. The place is beautiful and the service is fantastic! I can't say enough good things about it.
Jun 25, 2013
I stayed in a deluxe cabin and it was great. I am from the area and didnt really want to pull my camper. It was a great option.
Jun 25, 2013
The cabin I stayed in was very clean as was the whole campground. I stayed with friends who had a camper. All the employees were very helpful and polite.
Jun 24, 2013
"Daisy" was a PAIN!!! We had 10 spots that have been reserved for over a YEAR!! She harassed every1!! Rude to our children which will NEVER b tolorated! Very very disappointed! I was n such shock! never have we been bothered in any of our stays ober the years...We may never be back
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Really enjoyed our stay. The Kampin Kabin was larger than at other KOAs we've visited! The group that provided the evening programs and snacks was awesome! Loved the area, too!
Jun 24, 2013
Staff was very nice and helpful.. The KOA was in a great location and the cabins were clean
Jun 22, 2013
The Deluxe Cabin was great, only problem is that it rained 5 of our 8 days and the small Cabins have a PORCH, but our Deluxe Cabin did not have a PORCH, other than that the Deluxe Cabin was GREAT....
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
This campground needs to install a an internet tower so that all guest can recieve internet. We stayed in CC7 and noway to get on internet that far out. Campground was frindly and clean including showers and bathrooms but I rated a 4 start because of the internet.
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
The only thing was the wifi service was slow or non-existent but could have been my phone service out of state.
Jun 16, 2013
We had a great time,the staff was very friendly and helpful and we loved the cabin it was clean and comfortable and the river view was amazing!

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