Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $100.00
Don't give out a 5 -star rating often but this place deserves it. Everything about this KOA was excellent. Extremely friendly staff. Very clean park. spacious with lots to do. We weren't able to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or snack bar since it was too early in the season, but from the looks of things those features would've only added to our enjoyment. The indoor pool facilities were under construction but we were still able to enjoy it. We definitely would stay here again. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Cabin.
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $63.00
This park is in a beautiful area. The river and ponds add to it's appeal. Pull through site was level and ours was private on one side. Wifi only worked part time and wasn't the fastest. We didn't have any Verizon coverage and switched between 3G and 4G with US Cellular. Staff was friendly. Park was busy on the weekend but ok during week. Our only complaint was with the guests who let their pets run free off leash. We encountered loose dogs almost every time we walked ours on leash. Overall we thought this was a very nice park and would stay again. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $70.00
This was our first camping trip to Cherokee and are glad we chose this KOA. It is located on Big Cove Road which has a beautiful steam running through it. The campground is completely surrounded by trout ponds and streams. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We camped in a center pull-through sit that was very level. There were mostly families camping the weekend we were there. Mingo Falls is very close to campground and was very beautiful. We will return to this park. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $42.00
I am not a big KOA fan because of other experiences at KOA's. I picked this because of the location and indoor, year round pool for the kids. The place was empty for the most part because of winter. The sites are close and I could see in peak summer season this place would get crowded. The staff was great. We had prepaid but had to leave a day early because of pending weather and they offered a refund. The grounds were clean and well kept and it is located in a beautiful location in the mountains. I would use this location again but only in off season. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $44.00
Don't use your GPS to get here, call the campground to get more specific directions. It's further off the main drag than most KOAs and enormous, its own city. I have a 20' class B and asked for a site out of the way. Site is fine, but cable hookup is very poor, unwatchable and, like the last 3 KOAs I've stayed at on this trip, Wi-Fi is sketchy and keeps cutting out. Despite the size the setting is beautiful and the campground looks to be about 2/3rds full even with Smokey Mountain National Park closed. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $40.00
Beautiful location, full amenities, very clean laundry room, sites were level with plenty of space between trailers. Park was clean and well maintained. We had electrical problems (ground fault) that was taken care of immediately, they even came by the next day to insure that everything was to our liking. Very crowded on the weekend with lots of families, but the weekdays were very peaceful. We stated for 4 days and enjoyed everyone of them. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites were level. My wife did not like the original site we were supposed to be on, and we had no problems switching sites. There are some permanents but most keep their site well maintained, and a few even have nice flower gardens. Staff was super friendly and went out of their way to accommodate our issues with the Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi was very sketchy, almost nonexistent. Verizon service was off and on; more off than on. Verizon MiFi card did not work. Do not stay here if you need to stay connected to internet or Verizon. USCellular was the roaming carrier. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $55.00
Nights Stayed – 3. Park Overall – A well maintained park with great level lots. The sites are close together, but certainly larger sites than you find in most commercial parks. Several of the sites are on the Raven Fork River, a fast and noisy stream, which I loved. We stayed in Feb so the park and the entire town was pretty empty. RV -Type Used - 5th Wheel, 28 Ft, one slide. My Site (234) - This is a beautiful (Premium) site directly on the Raven Fork River. The site is a level cement pad 15 ft. from the river’s edge. All of the river sites are aligned for maximum privacy. What We Did – Ate, drank, and had fun. Restroom –Very clean, hand soap and towels. Bath – Very clean (Heated). Cell Service - Verizon worked, 1+ bars - 3G Internet Access – The Park has WiFi. It is free, not too fast. TV – Cable included - 35 channels Basic. Shopping – 5 miles. Would I Return – Yes, Beautiful. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $50.00
Great view from the cabin edge overlooking the river, and the weather was wonderful. The cabins can be somewhat tightly packed together especially the ones along the river edge, but the neighbors were definitely quiet, and the stay was comfortable. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Campground Cabin.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $70.00
$10 all day long to raft on the river. Leave on the hour throughout the day. What a deal, and had a blast! Internet connection is pathetic (as slow or slower than dial-up). Big sites with concrete pads and patio. Really nice people. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Motorhome.
Registration customer service was very good, campground well groomed and plenty of items for children's activities. Now the downside. Despite being a large campground, no escort service to sites (we got lost), plus there are no signage for the roads which made matters worse (spoke with others with same feeling). A camper actually helped us find our site. Outside pool water was not clean at all. The inside pool: the water stunk. Our granddaughter jumped into water and immediately got out due to the smell. The restrooms in this area were deplorable. In fact doors warped, vanities in very bad shape with nasty smell. Cable TV was poor along with the internet. After paying over $70 for premium site etc., and the extra $3.50 day for "resort fee" we found this campground not to be up to par for being a corporate owned KOA facility. Campfire wood: if you don't ask, they will not deliver. Whereas at other KOA's we have visited, if needing firewood they immediately contact a worker to have the wood delivered. Parking for registration is a nightmare due to KOA trucks parking where campers should pull in for registration, along with guest vehicles who park in area for the pool. We were unable to pull out due to closeness of other vehicles and the bicycles in the way for the kids going to the pool. The area is not well marked so a hodge podge of a mess. They need to do some infrastructure work and improve customer service after registration. If in area again, we will give it another try. One last item: watch which site you get as some of the trees drop berries and makes a mess of your camper and the awnings. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Have stayed here several times over the years, in both a trailer or a Kamping Kottage on the river. Even though this is a large campground, the sites are fairly good sized, most campers are nice and polite, camp host is very friendly and helpful. We held our wedding here (5/12/12) and they did everything possible to make our wedding special and easy. Azaleas were in bloom and photos turned out great. We will return here soon in our new motorhome in September. Love this campground. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Travel Trailer.
We were in Site 6 which fit our 32 ft RV plus pick up with not one inch to spare. It was across from the office so all the park traffic passes by. Off season it was very quiet except for the weekend when the park filled up with families with kids. We had no cell phone or air card coverage here so we used the park's WiFi which we could access from our site. It was free. After a rain, the interior roads have standing water in many places. The picnic tables are covered (open sided roof) but it was on a dirt so it was very muddy when wet. The park is in a good location for access to Cherokee and the National Park. They have a decently stocked store on site, a nice indoor pool plus many other amenities that would appeal to children. All the RV spots are paved, plus there are grass spots for tents and quite a few rental cabins. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $62.00
We spent a long weekend here in our 1st visit in our 40 ft 5th wheel. It was a busy weekend because of the fall leaves, but there were 4 or 5 employees working hard to keep the check-in process smooth. We had a full hook-up pull through site with a very level concrete pad. Almost all sites looked to be very level with a good amount of space between them. There was a fire ring at each site with a built-in cooking grate. It was a kid friendly park with a nice playground, bouncing pillow, 2 pools (1 indoor with jacuzzi, 1 outdoor with water slide), and nice quiet interior roads that were very popular for bike riding. There was a small burger grill right near the main office which made a great hot breakfast. Only negative small the Wi-fi- which while a very reasonable $1/day, it was so slow as to be intolerable. Our cell phones worked fine on an extended network, but some carriers might have poor signal strength in this location. Overall, we enjoyed this campground very much and will likely return. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $65.00
It is a large well kept park with lots of stuff for kiddies to do: bike/trike rental, two pools, hot tub, miniature golf, bouncy cushion. Fishing w/Cherokee license $10. It is a quiet, good location. There is a camp store, and cafe. We were a group of 7 in an RV and a tent. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Motorhome.