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. While you are here you must try SMOKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE TOURS,     ZIP LINES,   WHITEWATER RAFTING.  and much more. www, adventuresmokies.com.

Dollywood
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
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

423-625-3643

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Rafting In The Smokies
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
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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Climb Works
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

800-776-7238

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Cataloochee
Cataloochee

Cataloochee Valley is nestled among some of the most rugged mountains in the southeastern United States. Surrounded by 6000-foot peaks, this isolated valley was one of the largest and most prosperous settlements in what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Some 1,200 people lived in this lovely mountain valley in 1910. Most made their living by farming, including commercial apple growing.

Elk were reintroduced in the valley in 2001 and most mornings and early evenings you can see the Elk grazing in the valley fields.

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Cades Cove
Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. Large numbers of white-tailed deer are frequently seen, and sightings of black bear, coyote, ground hog, turkey, raccoon, skunk, and other animals are also possible.

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Motorcycle Friendly Campground
Motorcycle Friendly Campground

We are a motorcycle friendly campground which is great because this area has some of the best rides in the country.  US 

Tail of the Dragon is listed at #1 on the Top 100 Routes in Tennessee.  Check out the website below for all 100 best rides in TN.

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Trolley Service to Pigeon Forge
Trolley Service to Pigeon Forge

Need to get to Pigeon Forge??  There is a trolley service that links Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge

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Smoky Mountain National Park.
Smoky Mountain National Park.

You can enjoy several great hiking trails and lots of scenic beauty just outside our back gate.