66 Parks near Cosby, Tennessee
Oct 2016 - $66.00
The way to the campground (321) is a narrow, somewhat windy road, With trees close to the road edge.
The campground itself, is all gravel, dusty, and the sites are stair stepped, so you may not feel that they are that large, as there is a 2 foot drop to the site on one side you, and a 2 foot bank to the site on the other side of you. With our large rig, the picnic table, fire pit and our basement doors open, it was really tight for us. We were on site #50. We paid $66.00 for over night standard pull through site. There are trees on all the sites, and with our slide out, witch made it a little tight for us,. They do have super pull through sites, but they are 2 back to back sites that you can use as one long pull through. Thay are almost $80.00 per night, including tax.
The plusses to this park is that it is right at the Smokey Mountain National Park. It had a large mowed area just out side the campground that you could let your dog off lease as long as the listen, and come back to you. The office people were GREAT, pleasant, and helpful. The roads are adiquit, and they escort you to your site, and help you to park. If you want a quiet, Rustic park, that gives you the feeling of a state park with full hookups. This is the park. We did not use the bathroom, or laundry. We only stayed one night. Also DO NOT GPS THEIR ADDRESS. GOOGLE WILL TAKE YOU DOWN SMALL ROADS. The office told us that. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Jul 2016 - $50.00
After many phone calls to make the reservation, they gave away the site we reserved. The sites are mostly gravel, they gave us a back in and it was small. We spent 5 nights and will probably try to find concrete pads if we come to the area again. - lismow
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Staff was very pleasant & helpful with area information. The roads & sites within the resort are all gravel. Sites are fairly level (only 2 have concrete pads) & staff does an excellent job of regrading washed out roadways after a heavy rain. Resort offers free basic SD Tv & internet is very good at $1/day. 30 - 40 minutes to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge (Dollywood), Sevierville, & Dandridge (A.J. Bush, Inc.(Bush's Beans)), TN. There is canoeing, rafting & zip line adventures nearby. The resort also arranges 2 hour guided UTV tours of the mountain area for an extra fee (I think around $100/pp), you can either drive a rented UTV or ride with the guide.
This resort is fairly new & a work in progress but, I only gave an average overall rating & 3 stars on value due to the high Coast to Coast rate (regular rate $52) for what they offer. Other than the pool, lodge & camp store, there are no other amenities such as mini golf, basketball, swings or playground yet. - rracer5
Apr 2014 - $40.00
Beautiful campground nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The sites are a little tight, but nice. Our site backed up to a beautiful trout stream. Owner was very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Plenty of trees all around the campground. Would recommend, and would stay again. - GrandmaLee
Sep 2007 - $25.00
This campground is very quiet. It has a nice country setting. The sites are good size and most are shady. The managers are very nice and very helpful. We would recommend this campground to anyone. - VICJIM
Aug 2006 - $22.00
This a border line rustic campground. We stayed here because the Foxes Den Campground (Cosby,TN) was not as convenient. Single washer/dryer. some shade and a good shot for satellite TV reception. Many nice mom-pop restaurants near by. Wonderful real country cooking. Newport,TN supplied us with a Super Walmart and other facilities plus a Catholic Church on the hill. All views of the Great Smokies were breathtaking. The park host did a nice job keeping the Campground Mowed. (Side note) the Camp Ground cat will talk and chatter up a storm, but don't get too friendly. He will become unfriendly very quickly. He spends his evenings fighting The coons. - oldcutup
Aug 2015 - $30.00
I've been coming here every October since 1998 when it was under the old name Fox Den - this place is & has always been GREAT! Nothing fancy - no arcade for the kiddies or fancy amenities, but the owner & his son couldn't be nicer or more fun to be around. There's usually a couple people who come & go and they're always nice, too. It's close to everything! Yet far enough away from it all to truly relax and enjoy. You can choose between 4 hiking trails (1 to a waterfall & 2 to the A.T.) without even having to drive! The sites are level, the bathrooms are clean, the firewood is dry, plus they sell ice and just about everything else you may need and then some. If you're more interested in your TV reception than being at one with nature, you may want the KOA closer to Gatlinburg, but if you want to sit by the stream, enjoy the forest, stargaze, hear your campfire crackle, or go "jaw with the fellers" in the general store, this is the place to be! - SilverJ
Oct 2014 - $30.00
Previous posts giving this place a 9 must have been made by the owner’s mother and grandmother. It’s nowhere close to being a 9. Gravel interior roads and grassy sites. Hookups are adequate. I checked them out and would not use the laundry or bath/shower. I don’t have kids and I am in the area to explore, thus I’m gone early and return in time to cook dinner. Posh parks with lots of amenities are wasted on me. This place with its lower cost serves my purpose. Staff is very helpful and Wi-Fi is good. Convenient to I-40 and Gatlinburg without being in the midst of the chaos. I would stay here again under the same circumstances. - plove
May 2014 - $30.00
This is a delightful small park - very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed nearby places and ate at the Apple House. YUM! YUM! We will certainly stop by Cosby Ranch if in the area. It is easy to find on State Route 32. It's a little off the beaten path, but worth the effort. - john rv
4946 Hooper Hwy Cosby, Tennessee 37722 (map) | (423) 487-5534
Sites: 85 | Latest Rate: $135.00 | 62 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $135.00
What a fun Halloween weekend filled with activities, costumes (both children and adults) and guests decorating their sites. This campground celebrates Halloween every weekend in October and first weekend in November. There is also trick or treating for the children. Campers treat the children if they choose to do so. Already made reservations for next year. That's how much we enjoyed it. - mgrant
Sep 2016 - $50.00
We stayed in premium site 38. Backing into the site in our 41' motorhome was tight, but the help from the staff made it easier (departing early in the morning in the dark was a fun experience, but doable).
Our stay was very enjoyable as the park was not crowded so we could really enjoy the peace and quiet - hearing animals/birds and the flowing creek was nice. We also enjoyed being able to hike to trails in the Smoky Mountains National Park right from campground. The office staff was very friendly and helpful and the park was organized and clean. - MHA AAA
Jul 2016 - $67.00
We took our family to the foothills of the Great Smokey Mtns. to experience what the south has to offer. The Imagination Mtn campground is unique in their offerings of campsites. From back-ins, pull throughs, cabins and even yurts. They have an awesome ice cream counter/soda shop and lots of family friendly amenities. My favorite part is the creek that runs through the campground. It was a great to listen to and fall asleep to. We unfortunately had mostly rain our week stay here so we could not enjoy everything. We did venture into the mountains and rode the river rapids, the alpine slides and watched bears. We had an issue with hornet bees in the campground near the creek. They nested in the ground so we didn't see them. They are very aggressive and will chase you. My daughter had no less than 6 stings at one time. She was miserable and the stings were large enough to draw blood. The management came out and attempted to remedy them. There are a blue zillion campgrounds in the area. We really liked how quaint this campground was and would consider returning in the future. - cschafer
Oct 2016 - $41.00
Campground was beautifully maintained and staff was incredibly friendly and helpful in all regards.
Pull thru sites were very nice, as were some back-in's, but other back-in's were very close together. As another review here mentioned, there are lots of trees so some back-ins could be a little tricky. Our only problem was the traffic noise.
Be aware that sites #2 thru #13 back right up to busy route 321! When we booked our reservation we were going to be on site #18, off the road, but arrived to find we had been moved to site #5 - a tight back-in smack on the road. We were told the owner has the right to move reservations to where she see's fit, which I guess is her prerogative as the owner, but it made us pretty unhappy. Sites are about 6 feet above the road but that did nothing to lower the noise level. We didn't even use the fire pit because it just was too unpleasant to sit outside due to the traffic noise. Had a 4 night reservation and left 2 days early due to the lack of peace and quiet. The staff was very understanding and even gave us a refund on the two nights we didn't use - which we appreciated.
SO! Smoky Bear is a beautiful little campground with an outstanding staff, but if you want some peace and quiet don't reserve a site on the road side and hope you're site isn't changed before you get there. - R.T.
Oct 2016 - $52.00
Campgound outside of Gatlinburg, approx 20 mins. on 321 to town....We requested a pull thru site and were told there was a mix up and we had to get a back in...our request was over a month old??? Our site was spacious #14 back in, surface was gravel, all utilities worked, some shade, but not too much.....Campgound was clean, bathrooms spotless and the host was friendly and pleasant to deal with. Campground is located off 321, which can be noisy. - ANDYO1
Sep 2016 - $44.00
Owners very helpful and friendly. We had problems with our tow dolly and they lent us the wrenches needed to fix. Back in sites were gravel which was a little hard to walk on but other than that everything was great. Would definitely stay there again. - eastexas
Jul 2012 - $60.00
We loved this park! It was beautifully landscaped and we had a great site right next to the pool and activity center. The seasonal owners made us feel very welcome :) The laundry room was very clean and had ample washers and dryers. The roads are all paved and were a bit hard to maneuver around a tight corner to our site and back in but we made it in after a couple of tries. The only issues we had were no phone signal or internet. I would definitely stay here again if I went to this area. - RetiredCoppers
Oct 2010 - $45.00
Stayed here for 3 days and was a very nice experience. Park is very well kept and staff is very friendly and helpful. Some "rental" sites are hard to back in, due to angle of road to site and up hill angle. Our site, #30, was right on the creek w/a nice terrace and fire pit, although it was a bit tight for our 35' 5'er w/triple slides, especially on the road side property line. Some older units, but all are in good shape. Many units for sale. Biggest disadvantage is the distance form town which is almost 9 miles, but otherwise an excellent place to stay to enjoy the scenery and just relax. - A C Willaman
Oct 2009 - $20.00
The Good: Park was clean and well kept. Most all sites are heavily shaded although our particular site had adequate shading but still open and large. Lot #157. Electric was good as was cable. Had approximate 100 channels. Pretty lake with center spray for effect and several creeks and branches. Every one in the park was friendly. Many permanent trailers and occupants. All were well kept. Had several rental spaces for motorhomes. However be advised that 40ft. is the limit and that's for a reason. Problems or some negatives: The campground/resort can present some maneuver problems especially with a 40ft motorhome. We had to pull and straighten a few times to get backed in. But all was OK afterward. The water pressure is low, about 25 lbs. As I said the cable is good but we have not been able to acquire satellite even though it appears we have a clear view. The sites that adjoin the Hwy. 321 are noisy as the road is well traveled. The pool was closed but appears to be a large multiple shaped pool. Nice tennis court. Has a mini golf area (Carpet golf) A small playground but clean and has nice play equipment. The restaurant was closed. Can't assess. All in all, a nice resort although very full. Kept in mind that most all campgrounds in this area are geared to smaller trailers and coaches. And the majority are limited to 40' for motorhomes. It is away from Gatlinburg to the tune of about 10+ miles. That's a negative, but we have our towed and motorcycle so not an issue. If you want to be real close to Gatlinburg, with trolley service and have a pretty nice campground then Twin Creeks would be my choice. One last suggestion. Make sure you drop your towed at the front and some of the turns are too acute with it attached. - srb1534
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This KOA is showing some age. However, most items seem to be in good working order. The bathhouses were spotless and up to date. The pool was in decent repair and was clean. It had plenty of lawn chairs to sit in. The sites were mostly level. There were about 10-15 long term sites and most of these were well maintained. There was a fire ring, a picnic table (painted yellow), water, electricity, and cable at each site. The trees were in the correct place. Overall the staffs were OK. A few negatives include too many signs. The dog run needed water and a place to sit. The office looked like a souvenir store. The WIFI was spotty at best. Lastly, the grounds were well maintained and the grass was mowed. - mudhound
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Glad we are only staying here one night! Road to get back to the park is very tight and narrow! Once inside the park it's uphill on gravel road. One way in, one way out! A lot of permanent residents all throughout the park. Old cable with a converter box system. I thought in 2016 that everyone had cable without boxes. Boy I WAS WRONG THERE!
Site was unlevel and gravel. Hope you have 2 fresh water hoses cause if you stay here you are going to need them. The water is in the very rear of the site; and also 2 sewage hoses to hook up. The fire ring is an old rusty hub off a tractor trailer. The picnic table looks like someone made it and didn't look safe to sit on.
Oh, it's shady all right; they need to trim them.
If I only knew we would have stayed in Gatlinburg! Spend the money and stay there. I will next time! - virginiagirl2015
Jul 2016 - $41.00
A little tricky getting in and out with 38' MH and TOAD. Otherwise, it was ok. - Lots Labs
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Super friendly, kind and courteous. Pull thru lot with full hookup. We stayed here a week ago on a trip to a campground in Cherokee, NC. On our way back from Cherokee we stayed here again and it was like returning home. We love it here. Customer service was exceptional. - Ed-Kat
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Under new ownership. New name Tana-See. New owners are fixing up and taking pride in the park. Targeting families. Restrooms older but freshly painted and clean. Office staff beyond friendly and very accommodating. Sites are gravel with hookups. 5 sites are pull-through. Other sites are back in...not sure how many they have. Pool has new liner and is clean. Homemade mini golf. Play area and games. "Train ride" with engine being a lawn mower. Picnic shelter with stage. Pond for fishing. New electric, water, and sewer at the sites. New picnic tables at each site. We are here on July 4th. They had a free hamburger, hot dog and chip cookout with all the trimmings and you could take sides. Games for the kids. Fireworks. New owner is great. This is just off 40 so easy access and great for our overnight. They have cable TV with 24 channels and the Wi-Fi is great!
We would come here again. - BorntoCruise
May 2015 - $30.00
Very friendly staff. Very helpful. Clean. Very level sites - jdport50
2353 East Parkway Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 (map) | (865) 430-7415
Sites: 100 | Latest Rate: $30.00 | 3 Reviews
May 2015 - $30.00
Older campground just a few miles from Gatlinburg. The level shaded lots are spacious and easy to back-in. They only have 30 amps and our voltage kept dropping to below 105 volts which caused some issues with our appliances. The water and sewer hookups work fine but no cable and we couldn't pickup any over the air channels. Nothing fancy but clean and in a good location. We would stay here again. - dandg
Sep 2012 - $30.00
Very pretty location at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. The campground is well named, as it is an island, with the river running on both sides. Most sites back directly onto the river. The campground is easy to access through Gatlinburg with our 39' fifth wheel but is far enough from the main roads to be very quiet at night - all you hear is the river flowing past the campsite. However, all the water also means mosquitoes, so don't forget the bug spray if you want to sit outside. If you have a taller rig, you may wish to avoid driving on the 321 east of this campground where it joins the I40. We drove this route with truck only first and decided there were too many low branches and wires for 13'6". 12' or less may be fine. West of the campground to Gatlinburg is no problem. - Dave Forster
Jul 2012 - $30.00
Spotless. Restrooms dated and you must pay for shower, but otherwise clean. The owner runs a "tight ship" which means don't get your "panties in a twist" when she covers the rules and expects you to follow them. The longer you stay, the nicer she is. There is a really nice place to swim or float on the Little Pigeon, which surrounds the campground. She will help you get parked if you want. I would go back. It's a beautiful site! And you aren't packed in like cord wood. - kwoodby
Jun 2014 - $20.00
Reservations are required. The road to the campground includes a narrow, steep, winding and exposed section of a couple of miles of gravel road over a mountain. Large RVs and large trailers might find it difficult. There is no electricity, water, or sewer hookups at the sites. There are flush toilets and cold water sinks but no showers. The sites in the center of the loop have little privacy. The sites on the outside of the loop have somewhat more privacy. The campground is along side Cattaloochee Creek. - Teardrop11
Sep 2007 - $17.00
This campground has become very popular in recent years due to the elk herd in the nearby fields. This campground does not have a dump station or shower house. It does have a small bathroom facility with flush toilets and a small sink to dump gray water. There are a few potable water spigots located throughout the campground. - Lance-a-Lot