Local Area Recreation Near Townsend / Great Smokies KOA

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 townsend@koa.net

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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