Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 800-562-3428

Reserve: 800-562-3428

Info: 865-448-2241

Info: 865-448-2241

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8533 State Highway 73

Townsend, TN 37882

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Check-in: 12:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am


Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Local Area Activities

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

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Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
10042 Campground Drive
Townsend, TN 37882

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.

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Tuckaleechee Caverns

825 Cavern Road
Townsend, TN 37882

"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*

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7717 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Townsend, TN 37882

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.

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