Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains

Are you ready for an adventure? Located only seventeen miles from downtown, our KOA Holiday is the perfect place for you to stay while you explore Gatlinburg. Situated on 16 landscaped acres, we offer several amenities such as disc golf, horseshoes, a playground, a pool, a pavilion, and several nearby trail heads. Make the most of your vacation, and have the kampground act as your home base. With spacious full hookup RV sites, cabins, and tent sites, you can pick the pace of your travel. We have the best experience for every kind of camper, from those who love to rough it in the great outdoors, to visitors who prefer a bit more comfort. Whether you are traveling with kids and your four-legged friend or looking for a couples getaway, book your stay today

Exploring Gatlinburg:
Take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air and prepare for fun. The Gatlinburg East/ Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday is the perfect place to stay while you go and explore Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the nearby outdoor activities. Some of the area's outdoor recreation includes hiking, biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, and much more! Locations like Anakeesta and Ober offer a variety of guided recreational experiences and have Ski lifts up to sleepy little mountain towns with a beautiful view of the mountains. Make sure to head Downtown to see Gatlinburg's Space Needle, Ripley's experiences, Laser Tag, Escape Games, Activate Games, and shopping. Gatlinburg also has a variety of restaurants, so make sure to try the local cuisine!

Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday Has A Way To Stay For Everyone: 

  • Tent Sites: No RV? No problem! Connect with nature by taking a break from the city. These gravel sites can accommodate small campers, vans, or tent camping. They offer a gravel pad, fire pit, picnic table, and front row seats to Gatlinburg's beautiful nature. 
  • Deluxe Cabins: Come and enjoy a breath of Gatlinburg's fresh mountain air. Take your camping experience to the next level with a full bathroom and kitchenette. Fill your days with adventure and enjoy a hot shower and a campfire in the evening.
  • RV Sites: Enjoy your landscaped camping site offering all the RV-friendly amenities you could wish for  including picnic tables and a personal fire pit for evening marshmallow roasting!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 100' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/29 - 9/30)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area


Dollywood is a theme park jointly owned by entertainer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment. It is located in the Knoxville-Smoky Mountains metroplex in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863




Smoky Mountain Adventure Tours

Located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and The Foothills Parkway, we offer an experience you can't get anywhere else topped with panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains. The best part of this guided tour is YOU get to be in the driver's seat! Never been off road before? No problem! Our experienced guides will give you all the necessary information to ensure an awesome trip through the woods, complete with stops for photo op's that will take your breath away. You will also get to take a scenic drive through the area where you can see old settlement cabins, barns and farm land that encompass the heritage of the Smoky Mountain settlers. Once on the mountain, you can stop at scenic overlooks and see all the way to Mount LeConte! All tours include a true off road experience. Our primary tour lasts approximately 2.0 hours. All tours leave from Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA. Just give us a call for additional details and pricing.

4874 hooper hwy.

Cosby, TN 37722




Rafting In The Smokies

Let The Adventure Begin!

Rafting in the Smokies offers your group the adventure of a lifetime in the Great Smoky Mountains!  We've been the whitewater rafting experts since 1978 providing exciting thrills on the Pigeon River.  Your group will choose wild or mild for the rafting trip and continue the adventure on our Zipline, Ropes Challenge Course and the brand new Rock Climbing Wall

813 E Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN .7753




Outdoor Adventures

Come ready for fun and we'll do everything else! Whitewater excitement or relaxing floats. Fun and memorable rafting experiences. Our beautiful location on the river makes your experience the best.Cool off with Outdoor Adventures! Guided White Water Rafting on the Big Pigeon River in Eastern Tennessee bordering Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our crew rafts near Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville in Tennessee. Rafting trips are perfect for creating unforgettable memories while visiting the Smokies with friends, families and groups.  Highly trained and entertaining guides maneuver you on the Pigeon River through exciting white water. Prefer a leisure float? Enjoy a gentle trip with your small children in a steady current. The choice is yours. Either way, come ready for fun and we'll do everything else! We take great pride in our customer service, quality equipment, and beautiful location on the river.

3635 Trail Hollow Road

Hartford, TN 37753




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