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.

Our campground is open all year. Come 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. 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 60 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
  • 60' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/26 - 9/5)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

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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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Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in the southeastern United States, is a breathtaking expanse of natural beauty and biodiversity. Encompassing over 800 square miles of pristine wilderness, it stands as one of America's most visited national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Renowned for its mist-shrouded peaks, the park is aptly named for the ethereal bluish haze that often envelops the mountains. This atmospheric phenomenon, created by the interaction of moisture, vegetation, and sunlight, lends the region a mystique that captivates visitors year-round.Whether marveling at the autumn foliage, capturing the misty sunrise over Clingmans Dome—the park's highest point—or simply immersing oneself in the tranquility of the ancient mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike.




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


Dolly Parton's Stampede

Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge features friendly competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal music productions, plus a mouthwatering, four-course feast that ends with a delicious dessert! Visitors can also enjoy an aerial performance featuring an original song written and recorded by Dolly Parton and the return of the longhorns.

3849 Parkway

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863




Whitewater Rafting

For information on area whitewater rafting, visit the following websites: www.bigcreekexpeditions.com www.wildwaterrafting.com