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Local Area Attractions Near Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

Townsend, also known as "The Peaceful Side" makes for a great base camp to visit lots of attractions in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.  Get a taste of the hustle and bustle and then return to the peace and tranquility of Townsend.

Tubing
Tubing

Tubing the Little River is the most popular water activity in this area. Our KOA is located on the Little River, so tubing fun is just a short walk away! Ask one of our staff about our tube rentals and convenient tube shuttle service.

Cades Cove
Cades Cove

Known as one of the most popular focal points in Smoky Mountain National Park, Cades Cove is a scenic 11 mile loop. The loop is a biker's paradise; not only is it scenic, it is closed to everyone except bikers and runners until 10am on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Cades Cove Loop Road

Townsend, TN 37882

865-448-9034

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Wild Laurel Golf Course
Wild Laurel Golf Course

For those of you that love to golf, Townsend has a wonderful golf course located at the Laurel Valley Community Club. It boasts a scenic 18-hole course, along with a pro shop and club rental. The course is bordered by the Smoky Mountain National Park and the Laurel Lake Nature Preserve, offering gorgeous views and many opportunities for wildlife sightings.

702 Country Club Drive

Townsend, TN 37882

865-738-3134

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Fishing
Fishing

If fishing is your thing, then we have plenty of it! You can fish right from our campground, or if you like fly-fishing put your waders on and take a trip into the national park. We have several local shops that cater to the fisherman's needs. You could stop by The Backcountry, which is just a short ½ block walk from our campground, or visit the Little River Outfitter Shop where they have fly fishing classes.

106 Town Square Drive

P.O. Box 505

Townsend, TN 37882

865-448-9459

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Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding

Townsend offers several horseback-riding stables within just minutes of our campground. Horseback riding is just one way to enjoy the true beauty of what the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. Some of our favorite stables are: Cades Cove, Davy Crockett, and Packs Stables.

Local Area Recreation Near Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

MTN TRAX LLC

MTN TRAX LLC

Explore remote parts of the Great Smoky Mountains on street legal UTVs with Mtn Trax! Great for experiencing the Tremont waterfalls, Cades Cove and River Road into Gatlinburg.

7717 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway

Townsend, TN 37882

865-365-8654

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Cades Cove

Cades Cove

Located in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cades Cove is the most popular destination for park visitors attracting more than 2 million visitors a year.   It was a home to numerous settlers before the formation of the park.  Enjoy preserved homesteads, scenic mountain views and abundant wildlife.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

10042 Campground Drive

Townsend, TN 37882

877-444-6777

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Tuckaleechee Caverns

Tuckaleechee Caverns

"The greatest sight under the Smokies." Discovered in the 19th century, the Tuckaleechee Caverns are estimated to be between 20 to 30 million years old. Discover the largest cavern room open to the public in the eastern United States, stalagmites that reach over 24 feet tall, Silver falls; a 210 foot, underground waterfall, and much more. 
*Closed November 15 through March 15*

825 Cavern Road

Townsend, TN 37882

865-448-2274

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