Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Reviews

Campground Reviews

Jul 04, 2020
Jul 04, 2020
This is one of our favorite places to stay> Friendly staff, beautiful setting and easy access to Gatlinburg, Pigeaon Forge, Newport and the National Park. Grounds are well maintained and the sites are easy to get in and out of. We love it.
Jul 04, 2020
The pictures online don’t show how nice the campground is. The facility is very nice and well maintained. Staff was nice and courteous.
Jul 04, 2020
Great campground. Clean quiet. Friendly staff. Will return. Have stayed at about 23 other KOA’s. And this one one of the best
Jul 03, 2020
Stayed here for a week (the second year in a row) Love the place and location; very relaxing, shady, clean and quiet, the staff is kind and helpful. We will see you again next year!
Jul 03, 2020
The staff meet me as I pulled up and was very nice and helpful. Check in was fast and to the point. Staff showed me to my site and helped me back in. Every thang was clean and look nice. Staff was very helpful and was right on the spot when asked for anything. My entire stay was very good, nice people around the site. I am planning on staying at this RV Park many more times. Thanks to all staff!
Jul 03, 2020
Jul 03, 2020
Beautiful campground, very well kept up and clean, nice people
Jul 02, 2020
Nice place. Good folks working there. We enjoyed the pool and did some hiking close by. Convenient to Gatlinburg but far enough away to avoid the traffic. Will likely stay there again.
Jul 02, 2020
Nice
Jul 02, 2020
We had a wonderful stay at your campground. Very pleased with the location, site management and clean appearance.
Jul 02, 2020
Jul 01, 2020
Very nice campground , mostly paved. Staff friendly and helpful. Took us to our site when we arrived. Very clean showers and bathroom . Would stay there again
Jul 01, 2020
Great facility!!!! The only improvement would be in the advertised “WiFi.” You either need more bandwidth or just dump the system. I’d suggest the latter.
Jun 30, 2020
Upgraded to a nicer site . Nice stay
Jun 30, 2020
All I can say is WOW! I’m still Star struck by our stay, this is all we have been talking about, was how lucky we were to get a spot in a magnificent well kept camp ground. We will be back again and cannot wait! Thank you for having a spot available for us, but thank you for having such an amazing place to remember this trip.
Jun 30, 2020
Jun 30, 2020
really enjoyed our stay there
Jun 30, 2020
Very clean. Staff very friendly. Level lots.
Jun 29, 2020
Excellent conditions and a very nice welcome. The staff are so nice and comforting. It's one of our favorite spots. We will continue to go there.
Jun 28, 2020
The facilities were clean and up to date, everyone was very helpful, and the park was beautiful. The only suggestion is to have curb side pickup of garbage. We stayed at a different KOA site that did this and it was very convenient. Dumpsters are kept at a distance from campers for a good reason, but it is inconvenient.
Jun 28, 2020
Jun 28, 2020
Was very clean and well maintained. Has nice shower house and laundry room. Great place if you like being away from the hustle and bustle.
Jun 28, 2020
Had an absolutely great time. The staff were helpful and friendly. They treated us like residents not renters. Will be our first choice of a place to stay the next time we are in the area.
Jun 27, 2020
Spectacular. We actually weren’t on the property too much since we were enjoying the park, but when we were there it was amazing. Very clean. Very secure.
Jun 26, 2020
Great place, very clean, staff was great, very helpful when needed. Beautiful place. Wish I was still there
Jun 26, 2020
Arrived to an unknown area and owner personally helped me park. Owner even had KOA associate ensure my pull out RV was in place. All KOA Associates were nice,friendly and all ways made you feel at home. Kids loved it. Area was clean and beautiful. I can say so much more but better if you experience it yourself
Jun 26, 2020
Nicely updated.
Jun 25, 2020
Friendly staff, well kept property, and lots to do in and around the campground. Our best camping trip yet!!!! Thank you for making our family trip to the Smokies so wonderful!!!
Jun 25, 2020
Thanks so much for your hospitality and going above and beyond in customer service! You don’t see a lot of that anymore and we so appreciated it.
Jun 24, 2020
The cleanest best manicured park ever and would have a perfect 5 start except for the stubbornness of not only refusing to provide doggie poop bags (I have rolls of them in my RV and truck) but not even providing a trash can for your own bags because people had put trash in it since there are no trash cans in the park requiring a 5 min walk down the hill to the dumpster and back
Jun 24, 2020
This is a beautiful park in a beautiful setting that is very well maintained. It has the individual shower/restrooms that are clean with plenty of warm water. Great staff. When in the vicinity, we’ll certainly stay here again.
Jun 24, 2020
Loved it here! Beautiful campground walking access to the National Park! Don't miss the Smokey Mountain adventure ATV ride! Its amazing!
Jun 23, 2020
Very nice place to stay, has a wonderful time. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We forgot to turn the gate key in when we left, it’s going in the mail today back to you. Thanks for a great stay�
Jun 23, 2020
Sites was fairly small, but I was glad we got to back up to the mountains. Staff was very friendly. Park was clean. Was upset to learn that the "no check ins after 10pm" rule isn't true. On our last night we got to stay up past midnight listening to the people next to us set up (& we had to be up at 6am). Not sure exactly what time they pulled in, but I was outside past 10 and they weren't there.
Jun 23, 2020
Would stay here again. The people are friendly and go out of there way to help you when needed.
Jun 23, 2020
Shady. Neat. Tight spots on slope inhibit privacy, challenge inexperienced camper operators. Kept shades down entire time to inhibit voyeurs. Bottleneck at office to check in, worse due to having to park and go in exactly where single narrow drive opens to site rows at office, pool, and playground. If arrive after 530 pm must wait for staff to come let in, causes back up on highway.
Jun 23, 2020
We have a 42' camper, normally we are put on a pull through site, when we asked about it, the guys was rude and said those have been reserved. It appears that the camp ground is owned by a gentleman that rides a Harley, no offence, we have 2,so later that day as people showed up, we notice that all the pull through site are going to all the people that have harleys, Coincedence, I don't think so.
Jun 22, 2020
Great KOA! Kelly and all the staff do a wonderful job.
Jun 22, 2020
Good Moonshine��
Jun 22, 2020
The only issue we have, dumpsters are located at entrance, which is a little inconvenient Great campground and very nice and helpful staff.
Jun 22, 2020
great people and very welcoming. The crew delivered everything to our site. Bathrooms were always clean and well kept. Site was a little closed off with a 5th wheel parked right next to us on the hill, that was the only reason I can't give a 5 star. felt blocked off and less open. But the site itself was great. I would stay here again when in the area.
Jun 22, 2020
Our site was wonderful..the whole campground is very well maintained. The host Kelly and his staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed. They answered any questions we had as well as gave us some suggestions on things to see and do. We will definitely be back �
Jun 22, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Never disappointed staying at Kelly’s KOA
Jun 22, 2020
We stayed in one rental cabins June 11-14 , Which provided a very comfortable bed to sleep in & a bath with a shower . The staff was very friendly & welcoming . We had had a very relaxing stay & will definitely stay again..& Have already booked our next stay.
Jun 22, 2020
Overall, a very nice experience. Campground was very neat and the staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The only thing negative I can say about the campground is that not all campers obeyed the rules about keeping their dogs on a leash. We were walking with our dog and another campers dog came running out. We told staff. A dog was also in our campsite unleashed twice during stay.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are very sorry for the experience you had with the other camper's dogs. This is, unfortunately, an example of why we require guests to keep dogs on a leash. We understand everyone wants to enjoy their stay with their pets, but they also need to consider everyone else. We thank you for your stay w
Jun 21, 2020
The campground was beautiful. I loved that it is away from all of the craziness of Gatlinburg but still close to great hiking in the park.
Jun 21, 2020
Fabulous place for a RV. Just far enough out of town. Locked gates. Clean area for kids. Big pool. Volleyball and basketball courts. Guy on a 4wheeler drives around with firewood. When you check in, someone escorts you to your assigned spot and helps you not hit things. Everyone is really friendly. There is a biker group staying that are now my grandsons best friends. Would definitely recommend.
Jun 27, 2020
My parents stayed here and it is very clean and new. It is well maintained and the people are very nice. They have full hook ups and a nice clean pool. It is 20min out from downtown Gatlinburg on hwy 321.
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