One of the premier campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Townsend/Great Smokies KOA offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lush forests. Nestled up against the Little River, this campground provides a great setting for relaxing, putting your feet up and enjoying nature after a hard day of hiking, fishing or exploring the local area.
Upgrade your RV experience with a stay in one of our NEW KOA Patio Sites! These full hookup, pull-through, RV sites are the largest on the campground and feature a patio and built in fire pit. We also offer a wide range of water/electric and tent camping site areas; ranging from semi-sunny to heavily wooded and secluded.
Don't want to rough it? Reserve one of our cozy log Camping Cabins or Deluxe Cabins. Our Deluxe Cabins are the ultimate in cabin camping; featuring private bedroom(s), bathroom, patio with a grill, and full linens. Additional amenities include a laundry, swimming pool, two very clean bathhouses, a modern playground for the little ones, a covered pavilion equipped with a beautiful stone fireplace, a basketball court, wireless internet, bicycle rentals and more.
The outdoor recreation opportunities never end at Townsend KOA! Rent a bike and explore the beautiful 5-mile long Townsend Bike Trail, featuring historic locations throughout and conveniently located across the road from our campground. With 1,650 feet of river frontage, you can camp with easy access to the Little River, which flows directly out of the National Park. The river is excellent for swimming or tubing and is well known for great trout fishing.
We currently offer the following activities:
Starts: 12/16/2022 - Ends: 12/17/2022
Christmas in the Village at the Heritage Center welcomes visitors to experience Smoky Mountain traditions and demonstrations, create their own make-and-take crafts and enjoy warm refreshments.
Guests can celebrate the holiday season with family at the Heritage Center's "Christmas in the Village" by stepping back in time to a pioneer celebration. Living history interpreters will act as guides through the holiday-adorned historic Appalachian village full of handcrafting demonstrations and craft stations, allowing visitors to connect with the spirit and history of Townsend, Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains. Kettle corn and hot cider will also be available for guests to enjoy.
Starts: 12/04/2022 - Ends: 12/04/2022
Enjoy the fun and festivities of the Christmas season.