Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

8533 State Highway 73

Townsend, TN 37882

Reserve: 800-562-3428

Info: 865-448-2241

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RV Reviews

Aug 10, 2015
My wife and our little Silky Terror (lol) love staying at KOA's because they are all AOK! This has to be the best KOA we have stayed at. Thanks for the great time and the friendliest staff we have ever seen. Also thanks to Craig! Great Job Guys! Jeff and Catie "Camping with Vengeance!"
Aug 10, 2015
great camp ground , clean, nice patios the host were outstanding..
Aug 10, 2015
Lots of shade with a river to play in!
Aug 07, 2015
We where only there for one night but really liked the patio. We will be back when we can stay longer.
Aug 07, 2015
best campground ever!!!! will return over and over again. loved our campsite. customer service ok laundry need AC but it was a place that we will go again
Aug 06, 2015
It would be great to have a small bath house near the cabins and tent areas. Like the way you re did the middle section in the 50's area. Enjoyed the kid activities that we get to do while we stay there.
Aug 06, 2015
Family loved it. We are already planning next years trip!! Pleasant and helpful staff.
Aug 06, 2015
We had a wonderful experience and everyone was so helpful. We really appreciated the help backing in our camper since this was our first time using our camper. We liked it so much we booked an extra night.
Aug 06, 2015
Great campground. The staff are wonderful and are willing to help at any time.
Aug 05, 2015
We enjoyed our stay and the kids activities were great. Did not feel comfortable having a campfire due to limited space and being so near parked vehicles. That was a disappointment
Aug 05, 2015
LOVED it! Would definitely stay again
Aug 05, 2015
The sites were a little small for my liking.There was no where to hang my lantern.Other sites had hangers on the tables.I had to swap mine for one from another site.The raccoons were destructive. They got into my cooler and destroyed about $100 worth of food. There were two dead trees hanging over my tent.Rolled the dice on that one.Anyway, nice enough, I guess.Poor people can't afford to stay.
Aug 04, 2015
Overall problably the best option in Townsend. We stayed on site 14. Site was level. I like the upgrades they are making to some of the sites. Grass needed cutting and bath houses stunk and had no Ac in them. Was also disappointed that I couldn't bring my golf cart. If staying in Townsend will camp here again. To this day Koa Cherokee by far the best and is the benchmark for how I rate.
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
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
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
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
Only negative was very poor cell phone connectivity and very slow wi-Fi. Bathrooms and showers were the best
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
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 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 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
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
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 25, 2015
Wonderful!!

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