General Campground Information

General Rules of the Campground #1

5 mph speed limit is enforced.
No fireworks within the resort.
Do not leave trash out over night. Please place all trash in dumpsters near exit.
Maximum of 2 vehicles allowed per site.
Campfires are permitted on campsites only - with adult supervision in fire rings. Do not move fire rings.
Only certified local firewood is permitted because we are adjacent to the Smoky Mountain National Park. Firewood is available for purchase in the campground store. Do not cut trees, branches, or remove bark from trees.
Guests are responsible for safely extinguishing campfires before checkout.
Everyone should be at their campsite at quiet time – Any children under 18 years old found wandering the campground after quiet time will be escorted back to their site.
1 Camping unit allowed per site.
Smoking is not permitted in any buildings, public areas, or in any amenities areas.
No clotheslines or other items may be tied to trees.
Washing of vehicles or RVs is not allowed.

General Rules of the Campground #2

Respect other guests. Do not walk through other guests' sites. Please don't turn music or televisions up too loud.
Guests must park in designated areas, check in with the office, and pay a fee to enter. All guests are the responsibility of the registered site guest. Guest fee is $10.00 per day. Guests must leave the campground by 10PM.
Rates are based on a family of 4. 2 adults and 2 children.. There is a maximum of 6 people per campsite. Each additional person over the base rate of 4 people will be charged $10.00 per night.
If you do not return your electronic gate pass in to the office at time of checkout in good working condition your credit card on file will be charged a $25 fee.
Use of a personal generator or gas powered golf carts  is not permitted.
Personal electric golf carts are permitted, $25 fee and must be registered with the office.
Parents/Guardians are responsible for the actions and safety of their children.
Please obey all posted swimming pool rules and hours. All children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All babies must wear swim diapers.

General Rules of the Campground # 3

Gates do close at 4:30pm and our office closes at 6:00pm. If arriving after that time you will need to contact us to make arrangements to get into the campground.
We will send an email and give a courtesy call the day of arrival to get an estimated time of arrival.
Site numbers will not be given out before check-in.
Properly secure all belongings, as Gatlinburg East KOA or its owners are not responsible for theft or loss.
ATVs must be kept on trailers, no operation of ATVs allowed within the campground.
It is your responsibility to check your water pressure and electrical current to insure there are no issues prior to plugging in or hooking up to our pedestal.
You agree that if you fail to leave on your scheduled check-out date or refuse to leave for any reason when asked, your vehicle/RV will be towed at your expense by a local towing company.
Alcohol is permitted by legal aged adults as long you keep it inconspicuous. (i.e. covered by a koozie or in a cup) as we are a family campground and do not want to promote drinking to children.
Absolutely no glass bottles other than at your site.
Anyone acting in an intoxicated fashion will be asked to stay at their campsite. If you are asked more than once you may be escorted off the premises by the local sheriff's office.

Pet Policy

Pets on a leash are your privilege, cleaning up after them is your obligation.

Do not leave pets unattended at your site at any time or any reason. All pets must be on leash at all times in the campground unless in fenced in Dog Walk. ABSOLUTELY NO pet pens of any type at any time for any reason!! Pay special attention to all pet rules on check in. Not following our pet rules is grounds for immediate ejection from campground with no refund.

Your pet is your responsibility, we do not provide pet waste receptacles within the campground at all. For your convenience the dumpster is near the entrance/ exit where you can dispose of any waste at any time.

Cancellation Policy

During July, October and all Holidays there is a $25.00 cancellation fee, with two weeks or more notice. Within the two weeks, it will be a one night fee. The rest of the year it is a $10.00 cancellation fee with a 48 hours' notice for RV/tent sites. A cabin canceled outside one week of reservation is a $25.00 cancellation fee. Any other cancellations not within these parameters will be a one night fee.  If you are reserving a cabin, there will be a $50.00 cleaning fee added to your reservation. Gates do close at 4:30pm.  If arriving after that time, you will need to contact us to make arrangements to get into the campground. ABSOLUTELY NO ARRIVALS BETWEEN 9:00PM and 9:00AM DUE TO THE RESPECT OF ALL THE OTHER CAMPERS.  All reservations made for Holidays must be paid in full 30 days before arrival.


We are taking reservations for the 2022 season. Get your reservation in now to avoid the last minute rush and to make sure that you have a campsite when you want it.

Meet Your Hosts

Kelly Williamson

We want to make you smile

Our staff is so great to be around that you will want to make us part of your family. If you are staying with us you are very likely to see Kelly, who is one of the stars of the hit Discovery Channel Moonshiner"s show, wandering around the park visiting with campers. You may even get lucky enough to see Mark & Digger from the show.