Welcome to Townsend Tennessee... the Peaceful Side of the Smokies!
     

 

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We have an excellent campground, general store, restaurant, pool, playground and much, much more.  We're located at the Townsend Tennessee entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The campground is situated on the Little River which offers much in the way of swimming, tubing and fishing. Tube & Bicycles Available.
KOA - Little River Village Campground
865-261-6370 or 865-448-2241

 

Camping is the ideal way to enjoy the natural beauty of Townsend and Blount County at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A variety of camping styles are available at any of the eight full-service campgrounds located in Townsend. Most campgrounds offer primitive tent camping, while all campgrounds have full hook up sites, including water, electric, sewer, hot showers, and CATV. All campgrounds are on or near the Little River and offer wooded lots and open spaces. Several of the campgrounds have river sites with wooden decks and cement patios.
Other services available at most of the campgrounds in Townsend include: RV supplies, gift shops, groceries, deli's and snacks, on-site RV rental trailers, tent cabins, deluxe cabins, and camper storage. Specific details and services should be confirmed prior to making reservations.
Townsend is located at the west entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is known as "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies." The campgrounds listed below are located from 1/4 of a mile to 4 miles from the entrance to the Smokies.

The National Park has 10 developed campgrounds and 100+ primitive backcountry campsites. Camping reservations are required May  through October at Elkmont and Cades
Cove in Tennessee and at Smokemont in North Carolina. Contact Mistix at 1-800-365-CAMP for reservations. Sites at other developed campgrounds, which are open seasonally, are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Developed campsites located within the National Park. Camping is limited to 7 days during the peak season and 14 days during the off-season. Developed campsites have flush toilets, running water, picnic tables, and fire grills. There are no showers or trailer hookups. No shelters are provided; bring your own shelter and camping equipment. The large campsites also have amphitheaters for ranger talks and slide shows. The Cades Cove Campground Store and bicycle rental is open for business in April. Developed Campsites within the National Park in Tennessee Abrams Creek, Big Creek, Cades Cove, Cosby Elkmont, Look Rock, Picnic Areas Open All Year Cades Cove, Chimney Tops, Cosby, Greenbrier, and Metcalf Bottoms.
The Tennessee State Parks and Recreation Division offers accessible rooms and full-service cabins for customers with disabilities. Reservations for these facilities can be made through a toll-free reservation service by calling 1-866-TENN-PKS or 1-866-836-6757.

Backcountry campsites are also available. Permits are required. Pick up a free permit at any park ranger station or large campground. However, some 30 backcountry campsites and shelters are rationed and must be reserved by calling (423) 436-1231. The backcountry reservation office is open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Reservations can be made up to one month in advance. All overnight camping in the backcountry is free.
Backcountry Campsites within the National Park in Tennessee (Cades Cove area) Ace Gap Anthony Creek Beard Cane Cane Creek Cooper Road Flint Gap Forge Creek Hesse Creek Kelly Gap Ledbetter Ridge Little Bottoms Rabbit Creek Sheep Pen Gap Turkey Pen Ridge


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