Welcome to the Newport / Smoky Mountains KOA. We are located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and a short drive from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Cherokee, N.C. We have a large variety of different site types.

Spend a day, a week, or even a month in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, home of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the crown jewel of the eastern U.S. park system. Swim in the sparkling pool or shoot some hoops. If you would rather, grab some friends and pitch horseshoes or play a few rounds of corn hole. Feel free to grab one of our activity calendars and join in some fun. There are many options to choose from. We also have several different items available in the office, so boredom won't be an option. Laze around in the heated and air-conditioned one or two-room Cabins, or park your RV on one of our large, shady sites. Tent Sites can be found sprinkled around our grounds to accommodate all visitors. Hang out in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Forbidden Caverns, and Dollywood Theme Park, or stop by dozens of the shops only minutes away. If you have the time, Tanger Outlet Mall is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Hike in the Cherokee National Forest, or go boating, fishing and rafting on the Tennessee Valley Authority lakes. Bring your boats and Jet Skis; we have a boat launch less than 10 minutes away and this family-friendly KOA has secure additional parking. The Pigeon, French Broad, and Nolichucky Rivers reflect the beautiful mountain scenery and offer optimal freshwater fishing. Pets are welcome too! Pool: May 20 - September 15. Max pull thru is 84 feet. We do offer off-season extended stays (90 days max). Feel free to give us a call for more details.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 84' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/26 - 9/5)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

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Local Area

Smoky Mountains National Park

Between Tennessee and North Carolina this a beautiful park with the plants and the animals. There are hiking trails and  fishing.  Just a short driving form the campground, and you will be there.



Share some simple, good, old-fashioned fun with the family at Dollywood . With the Smokies' best rides, shows, crafts and charming atmosphere, you're just a short distance from guaranteed wholesome family fun - but a long way from today's hassles.

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Dixie Stampede

The Dixie Stampede is one of the best places to eat in the Smokies! Enjoy the cast of 250 including 32 fabulous horses. Relive the glory, pageantry and, romance of the 1800s with authentic antebellum costumes and elaborate architecture as a backdrop. As your evening of fun, feasting and non-stop action nears its climax, you'll be treated to a grand finale of dancing, prancing and flag waving patriotism that have become hallmarks of the Stampede!


Whitewater Rafting

For information on area whitewater rafting, visit the following websites: