Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA

Welcome to the Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA!

You can walk right into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from this new KOA! Experience the natural beauty and wildlife of one of America's favorite national parks, just outside the campground's privacy gate and across a small country lane. Of course, there's plenty to enjoy on-site, too, including a pool, children's play area and disc golf . You'll also appreciate the spacious full-hookup RV Sites and Deluxe Cabins in this 16-acre parklike setting. Just 20 minutes away, Gatlinburg provides a full roster of fun, from shopping and live music to whitewater rafting and other outdoor adventures. Less than an hour away, you can spend the day in Pigeon Forge, home of the popular Dollywood theme park and Splash Country water park. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 100 feet. Your hosts: the Williamson family.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 100' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/25 - 9/15)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • 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

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Local Area

Dollywood

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

800-362-5996

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Smoky Mountain Adventure Tours

All tours include a true off-roading experience.  Our primary tour lasts approximately 2-2.5 hours.We have recently expanded to include a Twilight Tour which leaves the RV park approximately 1 hour prior to dark.  Please call for details and pricing.Custom tours of any kind, shorter or longer, are available upon request.  Please call for scheduling and pricing.

4874 hooper hwy.

Cosby, TN 37722

423-625-3643

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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

800-776-7238

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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

866-333-7238

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Campground Awards and Programs

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That doesn't mean this area has to always be empty. When you start reviewing camping options, your history will display here to help compare sites and find the best stay. You will be able to share your stay information with friends or family and save it for a later time if you have a KOA.com Account.