Cherokee, North Carolina

Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

Cherokee, North Carolina



Cherokee, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 497-9711

Sites: 400
Recent Rate: $48 8/2015

Latitude: 35.5322873447243
Longitude: -83.2829868793488

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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65 Reviews

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TheBounders

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $48.00
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Very nice park a couple of miles from Harrah's Cherokee Casino. We stayed right on the creek and it was a very quiet spot. Friendly courteous staff will escort campers to the site and back them in. Level sites, pretty good shade but we could get satellite. Nice campground to stop by for a few days while travelling in the Maggie Valley, Cherokee area. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Motorhome.

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TxDiver

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $68.00
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Spent five nights touring the national park and local area. The campground is convenient to both. It is definitely a family oriented campground with numerous kid friendly activities. The staff can arrange offsite tours and activities plus provided shuttle service. A scenic campground with a trout stream along one boundary plus a catch/release fishing pond. Our site was level with a concrete pad, patio, picnic table and fire ring. Restrooms were clean and adequate, but hot water was erratic based on the time of day due to, I suspect, usage. Laundry was excellent. WiFi was non-existent at our sight, but not that much of a problem as we were out much of the time. We would camp here again. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Motorhome.

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Campdog41

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $56.00
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I absolutely LOVE this campground! We stayed on a buddy site so the nightly price reflects our half of the buddy site which fits two campers (it's about $112.50/night after KOA discount and we split with our friends). They have so many activities for the kids. We went tubing down the river which runs right next to the campground. The park is maintained extremely well and the staff are very helpful. My only complaints were that the Wi-Fi is not very reliable (which is why I didn't give it a 10) and AT&T phone service is non-existent. We camped at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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McNamara's Band

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $100.00
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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.

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JJPP17

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $63.00
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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.

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capri

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $70.00
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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.

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DS650

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $42.00
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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.

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abbyarts

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $44.00
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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.

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Bill&Mary

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $40.00
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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.

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Kevin Holland

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $55.00
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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.

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johnrobertpowers

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $55.00
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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.

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Mikeva

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $50.00
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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.

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Renee and Allan

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $70.00
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$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.

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User577

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $72.00
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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.

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annec

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $53.00
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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.

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