Welcome to Newport Smoky Mtn 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 cornhole. 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 Karla a call for more details.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 84' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/20 - 10/15)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Tour Shuttle ($)
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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

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area


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.


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:


Biltmore House

The Biltmore Estate consists of the House, Gardens and Winery. Biltmore House took six years and 1,000 men to build; it opened its doors on Christmas Eve in 1895. With its 390-foot facade, the House has more than 11 million bricks, 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms, and three kitchens, all of which are contained in over four acres of floor space. The massive stone spiral staircase rises four floors and has 102 steps. Through its center hangs an iron chandelier weighing 1,700 pounds and contains 72 electric light bulbs. You'll experience a different kind of awe when you walk the Estate's grounds, Originally more than 125,000 acres of land, the Estate includes wooded parks, six pleasure gardens, a conservatory, and 30 miles of paved roadway. The Biltmore Estate Winery produces more than 50,000 cases of wine per year. Although it is one of the newest wineries, it is the most visited winery in the United States and has won over 100 awards in its first decade.