Cherokee / Great Smokies Koa

Cherokee, North Carolina

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Centrally located in the Great Smoky Mountains, Cherokee/Great Smokies KOA makes an excellent base camp as you explore the rich cultural tapestry of the area. One mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway with 360-degree views of the mountains, this KOA is bordered by the Raven Fork River and offers great fishing from three tribal trout ponds. Enjoy the shuttle (free with purchase of any ticket) to see area attractions and events such as horseback riding, zip line canopy tours, whitewater rafting, reenactment of the Trail of Tears and Oconaluftee Indian Village. You'll find big-rig friendly RV Sites, Camping Cabins, new Deluxe Cabins with linens and kitchen supplies, new Premium Tent Sites and unique cabins that overlook the river. Groups appreciate the year-round indoor and seasonal outdoor pools and hot tubs, food service, island pet walk, outdoor movie cinema, Jumping Pillow and cornhole. Pool: Open all year. Max pull thru: 100 feet.

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Adventures Nearby

  • Photograph Mingo Falls

    Although it is not much of a hike at just 0.3 miles, it is accessible to people of all fitness levels.  A climb up a series of stairs leads you to a trail overlooking Mingo creek.  You will then find a 20 foot wide bridge which serves as the viewi...

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  • Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway

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  • Hike to Barrett Knob Fire Tower

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