Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains

Are you ready for an adventure? Camping in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, will provide the trip of a lifetime. When you need somewhere to stay, Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday is the perfect place. The campground is only 17 miles from downtown, providing easy access to nature's peacefulness and a variety of exciting attractions and entertainment. You and your family will have many opportunities to create memories that will last a lifetime.

A Way to Stay for Everyone
Make the most of your vacation, and have the campground 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. Choose from campsites like:

  • Tent Sites: No RV? No problem! Connect with nature by taking a break from the city. These Tent Sites can accommodate up to 8 people per site. They offer a sand pad, fire pit, picnic table, bear boxes, 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 in one of the Deluxe Cabins. Fill your days with adventure and enjoy a hot shower and a campfire in the evening.
  • RV Sites: Enjoy your landscaped RV camping site offering all the RV-friendly amenities you could wish for including picnic tables and a personal fire pit for evening marshmallow roasting!

Additionally, if you have a furry friend you'd like to bring along for your trip, you can! Our campsites are pet-friendly, so your entire family can stay together.

Experience Exceptional Amenities
Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday is one of the top Gatlinburg campgrounds. Situated on 16 landscaped acres, we offer several amenities to ensure campers have plenty of things to do and enjoy during their time at the campground. When you stay with us, check out:

  • New Game Room
  • Disc golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
  • Pavilion
  • Hiking trailheads
  • Camp Store

Our KOA Campground also provides several special events throughout the season because we know that relaxing and having fun are essential while vacationing. You and your loved ones will bond and have a wonderful time together while attending the events.

Explore Gatlinburg
Take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air and prepare for fun. Our KOA Campground is the ideal place to stay while exploring all Gatlinburg offers. With the campground's proximity to local attractions and activities, you have plenty to do. Visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for hiking adventures, or stay cool while going on thrilling whitewater rafting experiences. More activities in the area include zip lining, horseback riding and biking.You could also stop at nearby outdoor adventure parks, like Anakeesta and Ober Mountain, for family-friendly recreational experiences. Take the ski lifts to sleepy little mountain towns and have a gorgeous view of the mountains.During your time in Gatlinburg, make sure you visit downtown. Downtown Gatlinburg has many shops, restaurants, entertainment and experiences the whole family will love. See Gatlinburg's Space Needle, play laser tag and escape games, experience various Ripley's attractions and indulge in the local cuisine.

Book Your Stay at Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday Today
Whether you are traveling with kids and your four-legged friend or looking for a couples getaway, Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday is here to be your base camp during your camping trip in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Bring your RV, tent or stay in one of our Deluxe Cabins for an unforgettable time in the area. Prepare for your trip by booking your stay today!

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

Hero Discount

Gatlinburg East/Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday is proud to offer a special Thank You to all military veterans, service men and women, police, firefighters and first responders with 10% off their reservation.   Valid military, state or federal service ID is required at check in.

Terms & Conditions:  This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers including KOA Rewards.   Minimum length of stay rules may apply.  Not valid on stays of 28 days or more.  Discount applied to site registration fees only. 

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Local Area

Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Gatlinburg is one of the most popular entrance points into The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can take a day trip to explore some of the most famous destinations within the park, or you can avoid the crowds with a hike that starts right on the campground! Leave your vehicle on the campground (and avoid the parking fees), then take the short walk down a gravel road to the trailhead for Maddron Bald Trail. This trail heads into an undeveloped section of the national park, where you'll pass a few historic structures before climbing the path up past babbling mountain streams and into an old growth forest. Ask the front desk staff for more information and be sure to bring a map!


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




Climb Works

CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains 
CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains, a true treetop canopy tour, consists of 9 world-class ziplines, unique sky bridges, a fun ATV adventure to the top, and a surprise at the end – making this the ultimate Smoky Mountain experience. Soaring tree to tree, you'll see why the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the country.Our Mountain Biking course allows you to see the Smokies from a totally different perspective. We provide the trail, the bikes, and the experience. It's simple: Come. Rent. Ride.

155 Branam Hollow Rd. Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Gatlinburg, TN 37738




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