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Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, Cherokee, North Carolina

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $40.00
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We used RV Park Reviews to help us select a campground for our recent trip to the Smokies. I seriously debated between the Cherokee KOA and the Yogi Bear campground that is also nearby. The Cherokee KOA won out because of the fun things for kids since I have three small ones (ages 7, 6 and 5), but I was still very worried about my decision after reading the reviews here. Specifically, I was worried about it being nothing more than a large "concrete pad" as someone here wrote. But I was pleasantly surprised--and glad that we chose as we did! Cherokee KOA is a very nice family campground with lots of trees, and it's nestled right between the hills. The one negative I found was that their Web site doesn't tell you that you have to pay $2 for 15 minutes on the jumping pillow and $2 per round for the mini-golf (or $8 per kid for an all-day pass to use both). Our site on the river was spacious and shady, but it was also all dirt. And since it rained all weekend, that meant it was also all mud. That's not really the campground's fault though, although I suppose they could add some rocks or something so people didn't have to wallow in mud when it rains. I thought it was a lovely campground overall: clean restrooms with lots of showers, clean laundry room, 2 pools and 2 hot tubs, a kiddie pool, 2 playgrounds and lots of activities, plus a nice store for supplies. It also has a great deal on an all you can eat breakfast each morning! Despite the rain, I think we chose well; we will very likely return again. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Tent.

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