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.
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.
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 Smokey Mountain National Park and the Laurel Lake Nature Preserve, offering gorgeous views and many opportunities for wildlife sightings.
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.
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:
Townsend is known as the Peaceful side of the Smokies and offers a picturesque setting for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, tubing, bike riding, horseback riding, photography and best of all relaxation. Some of these activities are seasonal. Please contact us if you have questions about these activities 800-562-3428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
"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*