Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday

Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains

Are you ready for an adventure? Located only seventeen miles from downtown, our KOA Holiday is the perfect place for you to stay while you explore Gatlinburg. Situated on 16 landscaped acres, we offer several amenities such as disc golf, horseshoes, a playground, a pool, a pavilion, and several nearby trail heads. Make the most of your vacation, and have the kampground act as your home base. With spacious full hookup RV sites, cabins, and tent sites, you can pick the pace of your travel. We have the best experience for every kind of camper, from those who love to rough it in the great outdoors, to visitors who prefer a bit more comfort. Whether you are traveling with kids and your four-legged friend or looking for a couples getaway, book your stay today

Exploring Gatlinburg:
Take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air and prepare for fun. The Gatlinburg East/ Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday is the perfect place to stay while you go and explore Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the nearby outdoor activities. Some of the area's outdoor recreation includes hiking, biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, and much more! Locations like Anakeesta and Ober offer a variety of guided recreational experiences and have Ski lifts up to sleepy little mountain towns with a beautiful view of the mountains. Make sure to head Downtown to see Gatlinburg's Space Needle, Ripley's experiences, Laser Tag, Escape Games, Activate Games, and shopping. Gatlinburg also has a variety of restaurants, so make sure to try the local cuisine!

Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday Has A Way To Stay For Everyone: 

  • Tent Sites: No RV? No problem! Connect with nature by taking a break from the city. These gravel sites can accommodate small campers, vans, or tent camping. They offer a gravel pad, fire pit, picnic table, and front row seats to Gatlinburg's beautiful nature. 
  • Deluxe Cabins: Come and enjoy a breath of Gatlinburg's fresh mountain air. Take your camping experience to the next level with a full bathroom and kitchenette. Fill your days with adventure and enjoy a hot shower and a campfire in the evening.
  • RV Sites: Enjoy your landscaped camping site offering all the RV-friendly amenities you could wish for  including picnic tables and a personal fire pit for evening marshmallow roasting!

User Reviews

Nikki Jones Patton

March 19, 2022

This is by far our favorite campsite to-date! Nice spacious and level sites with full hookups, patios and fire pits at each site. Much more room and privacy than typical rv resorts. Great Smoky Mountain National Park is within walking distance - we walked to Maddron Bald Trailhead. Nice playground and pool on site, along with a clubhouse and small camp store. I believe laundry is on site, but we didn’t use it. Very friendly staff; the guy who assists on the property was amazing ! He greeted each new guest and helped every RV back into their campsite. This was so vital for us, as it was our first time backing into a site with our new fifth wheel. Very kid and pet friendly, but also quiet and relaxing. The fenced-in dog run is not lit, nor does it provide doggie bags, so be sure to bring your own bags and flashlight. This place is pretty out in the middle of nowhere, but there are a few local groceries if you need food. Would stay here over and over again! We didn’t want to leave! Highly recommend staying here, only 20 mins from Gatlinburg!

Laura Breau

January 20, 2022

One of the most beautiful places ever. Very nice location, clean, just a great place.

Crystal Lane

November 26, 2021

Cabin #42 was furnished and immaculate with a comfy queen bed and bunk beds. Including Also Clean linens (sheets, towels) are provided. They also provide enough coffee and toilet paper for your stay. Staff were friendly. Cleanest facilities I've ever experienced at a campground. Large personal bathrooms available with shower and sink. Nice laundry room open 24 hours. We were here in June for my sons birthday and enjoyed the in ground swimming pool!

Aaron Shults

November 07, 2021

Second year in a row camping here. It's a beautiful setting and the sites are well spaced and level. The patio sites with packages included furniture and paved pads are very nice. Staff is always super friendly. Definitely part of our campground rotation.

Stacy Daugherty

September 28, 2021

We just completed our 4th stay in one of the Deluxe Cabins. This has become our happy place. A nice quiet peaceful place to relax. We love this place it has nice accommodations and friendly staff. We really appreciate Jeremy he is always out and about the park making sure everyone is taken care of. He has been very helpful to us even gave us recommendations on fresh steaks for grilling close by.