This campground served our purpose which was to be close to the things we wanted to see and to avoid the congestion of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We did have a site on the river which we enjoyed in the evenings when we came back from sightseeing. It was small although not the smallest one in the campground. The sites I saw as well as the road throughout were chatted, not paved. They did have a very nice bath house that was clean each time I used it which was a definite plus. Kids were there and they seemed to enjoy the playground area. I just think for the size of the sites and the unpaved sites/roads, these were overpriced for what you got. Everyone we encountered who worked there was very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in what's known as "the peaceful side of the Smokies," the Townsend/Great Smokies KOA neighbors Cades Cove and the countless black bears, deer, plants and flowers that make their homes there. With the tranquil Little River hugging the property line, endless hiking trails weaving through the wooded tapestry surrounding the kampground and swinging bridges suspended nearby, each day at this KOA promises a new adventure. Nearby attractions like Dollywood, Tuckaleechee Caverns (a 25-million-year old cavern system) and miles of tubing and biking guarantee great fun for your vacation. On-site, visit the Little River Village restaurant for a batch of fudge, grab your tackle and cast your line and enjoy free wireless Internet during your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Townsend / Great Smokies Koa Hotel Townsend