Townsend / Great Smokies KOA Holiday

Retreat to the peaceful side of the Smoky Mountains with a stay at Townsend/Great Smokies KOA Holiday!

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

Plan enough time in your trip to the Smoky Mountains to visit our neighboring campgrounds, including: the lively Pigeon Forge KOA Holiday and scenic Cherokee/Great Smokies KOA Holiday.

User Reviews

Julie Christiansen

April 26, 2022

Third time here over the years. Always has been nice. We have a motor home and our site was pleasant. Spent 5 nights. Thanks for being so helpful and the helpers running around on golf carts working there were so NICE too. Will be back again.

Joe Delisi

March 11, 2022

We stayed in the Trout Stream cabin mid March. It is very comfortable and cozy. We were very warm with the space heater . The restrooms were clean. We could hear the soothing sounds of the river everywhere in the campground .

Valeria Stanton

February 22, 2022

The best place I’ve ever camped so far! We rented a little cabin for the 3 day weekend, it was right by the river which made it even more peaceful and enjoyable! The cabin is very spacious, because the cabin is river front we could barely hear any cars. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They have a nice fenced area for dogs to run around which I loved since I have a pup that comes with me camping. I can’t wait to stay at this KOA again! Such an amazing experience


April 23, 2022

Good campground. The grounds are well maintained and has some amenities. Like a, pool, bathrooms with shower, a convenience store near the front entrance, park for kids. Overall good place 👍

john creed

April 20, 2022

First and last visit. Campsites on top of each other. While the very old and tall trees may be pretty, they are also a hazard if not kept up. My experience, you guessed it. Branch came down and put a 6x12 hole in my new camper. They took the report. Their insurance even called asking for a estimate and gave me a claim #. Got them the estimate and they got back with me after prodding. “After investigation we are denying your claim, please contact your personal insurance carrier” Stay at your own risk- these old trees are NOT maintained. The employees there let me know they have a half dozen of these every year