Local Area Attractions Near Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday
We are just 20 minutes from Gatlinburg and all that it has to offer. Our Campground backs right up to the Smoky Mountain National Park with hiking trails available right out our back door. We are just about 45 minutes from Pigeon Forge where Dollywood and many other attractions are located.
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
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 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
The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Experience. Located at the top of the SkyLift, the Gatlinburg SkyBridge is 680 feet long AND the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America! The SkyBridge is an incredible but easily attainable experience you'll remember for a lifetime.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Local Area Recreation Near Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday
Smoky Mountain White Water Rafting
One thing that makes the Smoky Mountain Outdoors a great place for whitewater rafting near Gatlinburg is that it's perfect for anyone age 3 and older. This is the perfect attraction for the whole family to enjoy!
3299 Hartford Road
Hartford, TN 37753
TravelStorys - Audio Guided Tour of the Great Smokies
Let KOA be your guide along Hwy 441 and Fighting Creek Gap Road. Hear the stories of the Great Smokies along the way. Personal histories, local tips, and professional narratives combine to uncover the real story of the Great Smoky Mountains. Connect with locations and communities in real time as you travel from KOA to KOA using our unique GPS-triggered audio guide. This guided tour will lead you to several of our neighboring KOA Campgrounds in Cherokee, NC, Townsend, TN or Pigeon Forge, TN.
Download the Great Smokies KOA TravelStory here.