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Fishing Tournaments Return With New Procedures

6/19/2020

We are pleased to announce that the remaining tagged fish tournaments in Cherokee, NC are on schedule to proceed.  The Tim Hill Memorial Fish Tournament (July) and the Qualla Country Fish Tournament (September) will take place on schedule.  However, due to the continued Covid-19 threat, a few...

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COVID-19 NEW CLEANING PROCEDURES & RECREATION UPDATES

5/13/2020

Our camper’s health and well-being are important to us. Due to Covid-19 we have updated our cleaning, social distancing guidelines and recreation information. RECREATION: Due to Covid-19 and county restrictions, you may find that the pool, hot tub, and other amenities may be closed during your visit...

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Timeless Family Fun

4/30/2020

As you make your way out to your favorite campground this summer, you may notice some restrictions and policies have been put in place due to COVID-19. Restrictions on group size, guests, pool access, recreational amenities and more will slightly change your camping experience at the start of this...

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Cherokee KOA Closed COVID-19 Announcement

3/22/2020

KOA's mission is connecting people to the outdoors and each other. We strive to achieve this mission every day. Given these past days and the growing situation with COVID-19, fostering connection at Cherokee KOA Holiday means making our employees and campers health our number one priority.Beginning...

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Theme Weekends This Summer at the Cherokee KOA

2/20/2020

Bring the kids, bring the fun, and enjoy these themed weekends at the Cherokee KOA!Easter WeekendApril 9-12Come have a "Hopping" good time this Easter at Cherokee KOA!Thursday night-Movie Night with S'moresFriday-Easter Craft, Coloring Easter Eggs, Night time Glow HayrideSaturday-Basket weaving,...

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Cherokee Fishing Tournaments

2/20/2020

We have a lot of fishing tournaments going this year for anglers of all ages. Including KOA fishing tournaments with bigger prizes. Please note there is no fishing allowed March 13-28, before the tribe's first tournament. Cherokee Opening Day Fishing TournamentSaturday, March 28 – Sunday, March...

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Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Cherokee, NC

2/20/2020

Cherokee, North Carolina is the ideal vacation spot for any family who wants to spend more time enjoying everything the great outdoors has to offer. From the scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to the region's rich Cherokee history, here are five of the best kid-friendly things to...

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Learn how to start fishing in Cherokee, NC

1/7/2020

How Do I Get a Cherokee Fishing License?If you are fishing in the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Reservation, you need an Eastern Band Sport Fishing License. This is different from a North Carolina state fishing license. However, you only need this tribal reservation permit while fishing inside the...

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What to Do in Cherokee, NC

10/9/2019

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains on a Cherokee Nation reservation, Cherokee, NC, is a town that can provide both enriching cultural experiences and exciting outdoor adventures. Here are some attractions that we recommend for your stay. Great Smoky Mountains National Park  The nation’s most popular...

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10 Things For Camping With Dogs

9/13/2019

If your best friend really wanted to go camping, you wouldn’t leave them behind, would you? We sure hope not. And, since dogs are a man (and woman’s) best friend, there’s no need to leave your pup behind when you decide to embark on a camping journey.

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KOA's Guide For The Best Fall Foliage

9/13/2019

It’s no secret that northeast autumns are enchanting. From the oceanside cliffs of Maine to the peaks and valleys of Virginia, Mother Nature does some of her best work here in late September and October. But with a whole corner of a country to choose from, it can be tough to narrow down where to...

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Ask The Experts: 8 Things That Make RVing With Kids Easier

9/13/2019

RVing with kids isn’t rocket science. But it can be more challenging (and rewarding) than traveling without them in tow. Kids have different needs and what can sometimes seem like a mile-long list of wants. It doesn’t take long for a two-year-old (or 12-year-old) to bring you to your wit’s end if...

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12 Tips For Going Green On Your Next Camping Trip

9/13/2019

It’s no secret that camping is our favorite activity. There is nothing quite like unplugging from our modern-day reality of a world that revolves around phone, computer, and television screens so that we can reconnect with nature.

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The Best Cold Weather Camping Recipes

9/13/2019

Chilly nights around the campfire call for hearty, warm-you-up dishes. This list features recipes perfect for making during the colder months. From tasty stews to flavorful desserts you’ll want to bookmark these cold weather camping recipes for use on your next camping trip.

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OMELETTES IN A BAG

9/13/2019

Make a tasty omelette right at your campsite, no muss – no fuss. Best of all, each camper can choose their own ingredients for a custom breakfast (or dinner) delight!