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Newport, Tennessee

Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA

Newport, Tennessee



Newport, Tennessee
Phone: (423) 623-9004

Sites: 95
Recent Rate: $40 8/2016

Latitude: 35.970734
Longitude: -83.227731

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • 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 yes
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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • 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 ?
  • 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

Ratings overview

41 Reviews

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Gatlinburg is about 1 hour away. The are plenty of other things to do.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was ok for an overnight. However as many other reviews have mentioned there are alot of trailers and run down campers in this park. We had a pull through that was just barely long enough but it worked. The hookups were good no issues. Pool was closed as chemicals were just added but looked nice enough. Road into park was narrow and dicey and sites were very tight. We would look for other options next time, although not many in this immediate area. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

A little tricky getting in and out with 38' MH and TOAD. Otherwise, it was ok. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

As many other reviewers posted, this was a one night stay on a trip to another destination. First, the staff was very friendly and accommodating when we arrived. The bathrooms were clean and pool area looked decent. However, this was overshadowed by the overall hillbilly atmosphere of this campground. There were numerous rundown campers and several random pieces of construction equipment stored throughout the campground. The campground is also surrounded by sketchy mobile homes and is very close to the highway. We would not stay here again. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 121
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites too close and not very level. Needs TLC. Good wifi. Nice staff. Site surface was gravel with a sunny/open exposure. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an overnight stop on a cross-country trip. We had reservations and were assigned a pull-through space.

The access to the campground is unusual -- you turn into a driveway and then wind through a neighborhood, through a forested area (narrow street) and one-lane bridge to get to the campground entrance. The campground roads are gravel and slightly hilly, but no problem making it into the site.

This campground is immediately next to I-40, so there is substantial road noise even though it appears to be in a forested area. OK for an overnight stay but definitely not a place I'd call a destination. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an overnight stay. Was typical koa. Staff was friendly, Entrance road is long with business/homes along the road to this road is probably 2 way but barely. Even though CG entrance is 1.5 miles from Interstate, road back to CG takes you back in the direction of the interstate so there is road noise. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We used this as a stay over and it could be a really nice campground if managed properly. It had a nice big pool that wasn't as clean as we would've hoped for. The restrooms were updated but not real well kept. All in all we had a pretty good time but I wouldn't recommend it as is. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Certainly a solid park. Real nice folks very attentive. Clean park. We've stayed a few times and will stay again. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a convenient stop if you are traveling on I-40. Our site was a pull through, but had very little room between sites. Although we had a 50 amp site, we could not run both air conditioners due to low voltage. This was not a problem since the weather was not too hot. Bathrooms were very clean. The road leading to the campground had some low hanging branches, but we were able to avoid them. We would camp here again if traveling through the area. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Traveling down the road and this campground was convenient for us. People were very friendly when we arrived. Site was adequate. Not many campers there for a Saturday night. Place in is need of TLC. Pool area needs the most due to broken and old lounge chairs. Pool itself needs some help with broken concrete, chipping paint. No activities happening on Saturday, which is different for most KOA's especially Father's day weekend. But we slept well and on our way. Just under impressed for a KOA. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

The inside and outside staff were terrific, even after a huge rainstorm was flooding the entranceway bridge. We were met and directed over. The entry road to the bridge is very narrow and tree lined. Sites were dry enough. The sites are designed so that utilities are situated at the rear of the pull-throughs, next to the toad, and the waste waters must run uphill. It was quiet and comfortable. We might stay again but I'll ask for a downhill drained site. The workampers made the difference. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Usual KOA, a bit over priced for what you get , but I guess the KOA folks need their cut for advertising and other franchise costs,. Average park, gravel roads and grass/gravel campsites. WiFi was very slow so used my Verizon. Owners were very nice. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Owner's son was friendly and helpful in getting us a site for our needs, as well as filling our propane tank, even without a yellow KOA shirt. The campground is not luxurious, but certainly adequate, with close sites and narrow roads, but we had no problems with either with our 40 ft Class A plus toad. WI-FI wasn't the best, but okay. Some road noise from I-40, but no big issue. We'd stay here again. We camped at Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA in a Motorhome.

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