Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

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Reserve: 800-562-7784

Reserve: 800-562-7784

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: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Events

Campground Events

Halloween Nights

Campground
Oct 8 - 31, 2018

Halloween for us begins Oct.8  team this year theme is Camp Crystal Lake and runs to Halloween day Oct. 31. We will have decorations, activities for the kids, including colorings contest, pumpkin decoration and pumpkin decoration contest, costume contest, hay rides around the park, chili cook-off's and more! Make sure you see the front desk for a schedule of activities.

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Turkey Dinner

Campground
Nov 22, 2018

The tradition continues come join us for Thanksgiving dinner- Cherokee KOA will supply turkey, gravy, rolls, stuffing,tea and water to drink we ask each guest to bring a side to share and to pre-sign up for the dinner when they make their reservation. Raffles for Care Camp.

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Visit with Santa

Campground
Dec 22, 2018

Visit from Santa with cookies and s'mores, hot cocoa, and come join us in watching the Polar Express, plus a small gift for kids 0-17.

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New Year's Eve Party

Campground
Dec 31, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 , 7pm

Come ring in the New year with us, we will serve party-finger foods, show New Year's Eve movies, music, games, 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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Cruise the Smokies Fall Rod Run

Local
Oct 19, 2018
545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Enjoy a vintage car show at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds featuring hundreds of restored and enhanced vintage cars. Chat with their owners to get each car's unique history, enjoy pristine paint jobs, and have your fill of polished chrome. This show will have food, memorabilia, and automobile parts vendors and will be hosted with music by a professional DJ for lots of old-fashioned fun. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the event

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Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon

Local
Oct 20, 2018
1501 Acquoni Road
Cherokee, NC 28719

The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon is back! 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 metals.

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Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly Fishing Tournament

Local
Nov 3 - 4, 2018
Cherokee Catch-and-Release Waters at Raven’s Fork
Cherokee, NC 28719

Are you and your best fly-fishing buddy ready to rumble with the top anglers around? Then get your $250 entry fee together for this two-person team competition held exclusively in the catch-and-release section of Cherokee's “trophy waters” known simply as Raven Fork. This tournament offers a payout* totaling $10,000 for the top teams. To enter this tournament you must first acquire a Cherokee fishing permit (a list of permit-selling locations may be found at FishCherokee.com), then register for the event at River's Edge Outfitter. Additional event details will be discussed on November 2 at 7 p.m. during the opening meeting. Open to all ages.

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Kananegsi Basket Festival

Local
Nov 3, 2018
545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Kananegsi Basket Festival celebrates the basket makers of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). Visitors can meet with artists, learn the details of basket making during a panel discussion, and purchase unique pieces to take home. The festival will also feature EBCI carvers and weapon makers. Admission is free to the public.

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Turkey Strut 5K

Local
Nov 17, 2018
3900 Governor’s Island
Bryson City, NC 28719

Get ready for Turkey Day with a 5K. On-site registration will be available from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Or pre-register online at runsignup.com. The race begins at noon.

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