Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

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Reserve: 828-497-9711

Reserve: 828-497-9711

Info: 828-497-9711

Info: 828-497-9711

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92 KOA Campground Road

Cherokee, NC 28719

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Accommodations

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Camper Rating 4 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Events

Campground Events

Easter Weekend

Campground
Apr 19 - 21, 2019

Come have a "Hopping" good time this Easter at Cherokee KOA, complete with Easter Egg Hunt, Egg Coloring, and Crafts.

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Care Camps Weekend

Campground
May 10 - 11, 2019

Join us May 10-11 for Care Camps weekend, all proceeds of events during that weekend, go to the charity which helps kids with cancer go to camp. We will be having an auction,
Bar B Que $10, raffles, and a bake sale, for more information on how you can donate or help, give the campground a call.

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Memorial Weekend

Campground
May 25 - 27, 2019

Kick of the summer off in style by joining us for lots of fun Memorial Weekend including; kids activities, campground parade, and bar b que ($10).

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Country Western Weekend

Campground
Jun 7 - 9, 2019

If you are coming in for the Cherokee Blue Grass festival June 6-8 , you can also enjoy country music right at the campground. We will have kids activities, live country/western music, and our famous Bar B Que. ($10)

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School's Out Summer Carnival

Campground
Jun 14 - 16, 2019

Our Summer Carnival is the perfect way to celebrate school's out for summer. It is sure to be a huge hit with the whole family it will include: games, funnel cakes, cotton candy, cornhole tournament, clowns, face painting, DJ Smooth at the pool and more. Make sure you book your stay today!

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Fourth of July - Two Weekends

Campground
Jun 28 - Jul 7, 2019

We will celebrate 4th of July with two weekends of fun activities! Join us June 28-30 and July 4-7. We will feature a 4th of July parade starring you, your pets and site decorating contest, kids activities, watermelon eating contest, face painting, DJ Smooth, and Bar B Que!

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Christmas in July!

Campground
Jul 19 - 21, 2019

Summer fun has begun when Christmas comes in July! Join us for a Whoville Christmas weekend full of events the whole family is sure to love including: Ugly Sweater Party, Site Decorating Contest, Kids Activities and More!!!

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Big Foot Weekend

Campground
Aug 2 - 4, 2019

He is taking a vacation right at the campground, come hang out with Big Foot and enjoy plenty of activities and events happening around the campground. A memorable experience for the whole family!

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August Fishing Tournament

Campground
Aug 10, 2019

Our second fishing tournament of the year will take place August 10th. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to try their luck!

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Labor Day/Glow Weekend

Campground
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2019

We will be celebrating Labor Day with a glow in the dark weekend complete with kids activities, music and our First Annual RIB COOKOFF!

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Haunted Halloween Weekends

Campground
Oct 11 - 27, 2019

Join us for our Haunted Halloween Weekends! We'll have costume parties, contests, pumpkin decorating, site decorating and more.  It will be spooktacular fun! October 11, 18, 25, 2019.

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October Fishing Tournament

Campground
Oct 12, 2019

Calling all anglers, last chance to show off your skills! Join us for our fall fishing tournament, October 12, 2019.

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Thanksgiving

Campground
Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving at the campground is better shared! Bring a side and we will supply the turkey, ham, and fun!

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Local Area Events

Cherokee Heritage Day

Local
Sep 8, 2018 - Dec 28, 2019
598 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
828-497-3481

One Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting. The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Different members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians share stories and flute music. Every month includes activities related to that month's theme.

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44th Annual 4th of July Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Powwow

Local
Jun 28 - 30, 2019, 5pm
1501 Acquoni Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719
800-438-6492

The 44th Annual 4th of July Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Powwow is set for June 28-30, 2019 at the Cherokee Acquoni Expo Center in Cherokee, North Carolina. A three-day event of authentic Indian dancing, drumming, and tribal regalia, the Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Powwow combines song and movement with competition. The 4th of July Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Powwow is the largest powwow on the east coast, drawing contestants and spectators from all over the world. Don't miss the Grand Entry at the beginning of each dance “session”, when as many as 500 dancers come into the arena together and dance for points.
There is a $12 per day admission fee daily
Children 6 and under are free 
Friday gates will open at 5pm and 12 Noon on Saturday and Sunday

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Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon

Local
Sep 14, 2019

The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon is back! Saturday, September 14 from 6:00 am to 11:30 am. Join us for the return of this great fall race in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. This event is famous for its generous swag package, picturesque courses, local culture, and amazing post-race meals.

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