Set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and in the heart of Cherokee tribal country, the KOA in Cherokee, NC, boasts 360-degree views of the mountains, exciting activities for the whole family and an unforgettable camping adventure. Our quiet campground offers a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life where you and your family can enjoy the best that nature has to offer. Cherokee KOA has a little something for everyone.
- Head out for adrenaline-fueled adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains.
- Test your fishing skills either at our family campground or at one of the thousands of fishing spots found throughout Cherokee.
- Set out for a day of fun in nearby Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. If it's quality time with the family you're after, you'll find it right here.
- Roast marshmallows around the campfire or enjoy some of our family-friendly activities, like an outdoor movie feature, our fun playground, swimming pools and more.
No matter what kind of camping getaway you're looking for, we offer a variety of ways to stay, including RV Sites and even Camping Cabins and Deluxe Cabins, some nestled along the Raven Fork River. If you're looking for a place to unwind as you listen to the rushing river or gaze up at the starry skies, book your stay at Cherokee KOA today.
What to Do While Camping in Cherokee, NC
Camping in Cherokee you have access to an endless number of activities, attractions and adventures. Whether you're a thrill-seeker looking to try something new or your family needs a more kid-friendly activity, you're sure to find something for everyone. Cherokee KOA is a great base camp to enjoy a Smoky Mountain vacation. We'll put you up close to all the action:
Staying in Cherokee, NC Means the Perfect Combo of Camping and Fishing
Whether you're a pro fisher looking for new challenges or an amateur who's just picking up a rod and reel, Cherokee, NC is an angler's paradise. In Cherokee, we're passionate about fishing. Cherokee has a 30-mile clear, clean and beautiful stream system that's always stocked with an array of trout. Plus, around every bend is another jaw-droppingly beautiful fishing spot. There are more than 40 shops throughout town, which can provide you with authorized fishing permits. Plus, area tackle shops can outfit you with novice or expert gear if you don't have your own. We've also put together a fishing guide for you if you're planning to fish during your stay!If you want to do a little trout fishing during your vacation, you do not have to look any farther than our cozy campground. KOA Cherokee campground is bordered on one side by the serene Raven Fork River and on the other side by three tribal trout ponds. Bring your rod and reel for some great fishing!
Explore the Heart of Cherokee Tribal Country
A trip to Cherokee, NC, wouldn't be complete without exploring this area's rich Native American history. Cherokee is the ancestral home of the Cherokee people. In fact, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians still reside here. The area boasts 11,000 years of history and culture just waiting to be discovered by you and your family. Be sure to explore Cherokee's one-of-a-kind attractions, such as:
We currently offer the following activities:
Starts: 09/24/2021 - Ends: 10/31/2021
Join us every weekend in October for our Haunted Halloween Weekends! We'll have costume parties, contests, pumpkin decorating, site decorating and more.
Join us Saturday nights for Monster Bash with DJ, food $ and many Halloween activties! It will be spooktacular fun!
Starts: 12/01/2021 - Ends: 12/31/2021
You won't want to miss this magical event with your kids, build a toy on every Saturday with the elves, everyday will be snow at certain times, decorate cookies with Mrs.Claus and Breakfast with Santa every Sunday the whole month of December.
Campground Cancellation GuidelineCampground Specific Cancellation Policy
Check In Times are 3pm for all sites Check Out Time is 11 am for all sites. $25 pet fee for rustic and deluxe cabins.RV & Tent sites: 48 hours cancellation notice isrequired.All Cabins: 7 days cancellation notice required.All cancellations will incur a minimum $10 cancellation fee.National Cancellation Guideline
To guarantee your campsite, a deposit equal to at least your first night will be charged to your credit card at the time you make your reservation. Make your online reservations anytime, day or night, at KOA.com. You'll receive a confirmation email from the campground once you complete your reservation.
Need to Cancel? If you need to cancel your reservation, please call 828-497-9711 before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Text and email notifications of cancellations are not acceptable.
Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.RV & Tent Sites: 48 hours cancellation notice is required. Notify your KOA by 4 p.m. two days before your scheduled arrival.Camping Cabins: 7 days cancellation notice required. Please notify your KOA one week before your scheduled arrival.Deluxe Cabins & Unique Accommodations: These units may have special deposit and cancellation requirements. Please check with your selected KOA campground location when making your reservations.Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.Holidays and special events may have special deposit and/or cancellation requirements. Special conditions may apply during high-demand periods and special events. Please check with your selected KOA for details.