Townsend-Great Smokies KOA

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8533 State Hwy 73
Townsend, TN 37882
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GPS: 35.6735, -83.7181

Last Price Paid: $65
Number of Sites: 126
Elevation: 1113 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Sprint 3G
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Jonesboro, GA
30 Jayco 28BHS
2005 Ford F250
41 reviews
Nightly rate: $65
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 9 would stay here again

“Best campground in the area...but pricey!”

Reviewed Sep 28, 2016

Overall Rating

This was our first KOA experience and it wasn't bad. They have lots for the kids to do including hayrides, swimming pool, crafts, movies, etc. The playground was super nice as was the pool. There are a few river front sites, though the ones by us (9-15) sit about 30 yards off of the river and the river was super deep and not so pretty. On the other hand, the river sites on the other side of the park (sites 77-84 and 121-126) are prettier, forested and the river is more what you would expect in the Smoky Mountains with big rocks and relaxing river sounds. If you need sun then go for sites 1-8 and 85-90.

You can't beat how close this is to the Smoky Mountains and Cades Cove. The other campgrounds in the area seem pretty sketchy comparatively. If you don't need hookups, Elkmont was a beautiful campground about 20 minutes away.

Things to do:
-Tuckaleechee Caverns
-Tubing (put in at the turnoff for Cade's Cove and float into the campground)
-Only good food options are Apple Valley Country Cafe a few miles down the road

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Check-in was easy and they escorted me to my site and helped me back in. Wi-fi was fantastic. A little distracting...not used to having wi-fi when I'm camping. A bit pricey...I think current prices in October are up into the mid-$80s for premium sites.

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Townsend Great Smokies KOA

Posted September 11, 2016 by under Campground Reviews, Tennessee Date of Travel: September 7-11, 2016 Total Cost Per Night: $65 Address: 8533 State Highwa...

  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • cable tv
  • wifi: free
  • game room
  • bike rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • swimming pool: onsite
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • general store
  • laundry
  • propane
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • swimming pool: onsite
  • trash
  • water available
Discount Clubs:
  • KOA
  • dog run
  • pets


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