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Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee


3122 Veterans Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
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Sites: 189
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.78715
Longitude: -83.54819

Elevation: 1045' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2019 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park along the Little Pigeon River, next to a city park, within walking distance of the main trolley hub, a distillery, and a nice restaurant. The back-in sites can be pretty tight but the neighbors were quick to help move their vehicles out of the way. Also, the guide to our site was very helpful backing us in. There were pull throughs that would be better but you would need to book well in advance for the weekend. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $72.00
Overall Rating:

Typical KOA but a little tighter than most for our 40’ 5th wheel. Was escorted to our back in site and was expertly guided into the site by the escort. Couldn’t have done it without his help (and patience). Enjoyed our stay ok but would probably look for another place to camp if we ever came back. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
Tips for other Campers:

Location convenient to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Smokey Mountain NP.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $93.00
Overall Rating:

We really loved this campground for a 5 night stay. It is very convenient to Smoky Mountain NP and Pigeon Forge. We did have a power issue as soon as we pulled in, but they sent someone within minutes to change out the 50 amp breaker. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for 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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Smoky Mountain NP.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

Great location and mostly friendly staff. Park was booked solid but not everyone there yet. I asked to pick my site from currently open sites but was rudely handle by one woman. Other woman was going to help me until second woman entered the conversation. I was on a 30' motor home with two slideouts. The spot I was given was so tight my slides were within inches of neighbors. My fire ring was 2 feet from neighbors and to close to unit to be safely used. Also confusion with neighbors as to parking spot for car, side or behind. Be sure to verify your site prior to accepting. A lot of very small sites. Nice sites are available. Fire ring too close to unit to be used safely. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $67.00
Overall Rating:

Site 159. Small and close. Ok WiFi and cable TV if you have a cable. Asphalt pad and concrete picnic patio. Looks level but isn't. A full bubble off both N/S and E/W, and I see lots of campers with leveling blocks. Very nice clean bathrooms, ours is about a 20 second walk and has private showers. Lots of things for kids to do. Laundry facilities are nice, $2.00 per wash, dry was $2.75. Free dog wash. Great location for shuttle to Gaitlinburg and around Pigeon Forge. Trollies beat driving but expect to wait. They can't promise times because of the traffic. Shortest wait was out of Patriot Park (walking distance from KOA) as they had more running. The depot by the black locomotive only had 1 running which means at least 1 hour between trains. It's only .50 cents each time you board. Both pickup spots within walking distance (black train deport about 15 min walk). This is a campground I consider you stay at because of the destination; it's not a woodsy, fire at night, campground. You cannot pick your site, can only reserve the type/size. There were much nicer spots for the same price, but they put us on a small site because we are a truck camper - 26'. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
159
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my truck camper
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Snack bar was ok for breakfast and snacks. Use the local shuttle out of Patriot Park for Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $69.00
Overall Rating:

After evacuating Myrtle Beach because of Hurricane Florence, we ended up here in Pigeon Forge KOA. We were only able to stay for 2 nights because of a car show for the weekend and they were booked up. The campground is a typical KOA campground. Overpriced for what you get in my opinion. Our site was a back in that was tight to get into. We did have full hookup with cable tv. The pool was small and the hot tub was tiny. There are better campgrounds in Pigeon Forge, but if you need a place to stay that is close to everything this campgound will do. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This KOA is considered a Holiday resort. It is nicely done, clean and fairly spacious for its location. I found the pool very small for this large a campground. And the "hot tub" is able to hold 4-6 people max. There are many things for children to do in this park. We did have an old picnic table with large holes on our site. Our picnic table was very worn out. We received several discount tickets to shows upon arrival. We were not informed that there was a trolley available to us and wish this information was revealed. The traffic to and from Pigeion forge and Gaitlinburg was horrible. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Joe's Seafood in Pigeon Forge was excellent and casual. Comedy Barn was good clean family fun that kept us all laughing. Titanic museum was awesome too.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly staff and tons of things to do in the park. Water , Electric and Sewer were all good and located for ease of use. Site was barely long enough for Motorhome and most sites were that way. Cars parked everywhere they could so roads were a little tight. They have a great restaurant on site that will deliver food to you from 8am to 8pm. daily. Typical KOA with amenities and pricing, first time we have stayed here, we usually go to other campgrounds in the area. This time we had friends with no RV staying in the cabins and I was impressed with thiS KOA. I would stay here again if my cheaper options were not available. We typically don't use the amenities, just sleep there. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
122
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Trolley stops in the park or you can walk very easily to the trolley depot, use the walkway to Patriot Park. All of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg can be accessed by the trolley and you can avoid the parking and driving hassle. Tons of Dining, Shopping and Recreation for all ages. Try the Alpine coaster on Wears Valley rd. at light 3. It is a roller coaster that comes down the mountain.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is easily situated right off the main drag between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg - so you're super close to everything this mountain town has to offer! Check in was seamless - we arrived and pulled into one of the two check in lanes. Once you've checked in, one of the staff guides you in a golf cart to your site. All of the sites we saw were level and paved (some were pull through and some were back in). We chose a site close to the river, near the back of the property. This is also where tents are able to camp. It's the furthest away from the KOA pool and playground, but everything was easily walkable. Our site had a full hook up (including cable, which we think is just the pinnacle of glamping!). There's also a strong WiFi signal. There were two bath and shower facilities within the site - plenty of showers open every time we checked, and the bathrooms were super clean (and air conditioned!). We chose a Deluxe campsite, which is the top tier in terms of pricing for the available sites here. Each Deluxe site has an outdoor firepit, table with chairs and a full hookup. The campground itself has some really fun things for the kids to do - a Jumping Pillow, a pool, an inflatable water slide, playground, GaGa ball pit, basketball court, pet parks and much more! This is a super family friendly place with lots of kids around. The KOA staff also hosts family-friendly events throughout the day, like T-shirt tie-dying, rock painting, movie night and campfires with s'mores. The staff prints out a schedule for the week, and it's available in the General Store. The KOA Pigeon Forge/Gatlingburg has a camp store with souvenirs (our kids are suckers for souvenirs!), basic groceries, ice, and RV supplies. The campground staff will deliver ice and firewood right to your campsite. There's also a laundry facility on the premises, as well as pet wash stations. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
211
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Probably our most favorite find of our trip was the fact that the KOA Pigeon Forge is adjacent to Patriot Park, which includes a giant field and 1/2 mile walking loop. Just beyond that is the trolley station, which for .50 will take you all around town. There are also several cute restaurants and shops.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed three nights here. When we arrived it was a madhouse. It almost seemed like no one had control. But we checked in and had to find our own way to our site. Our site was small and we almost didn't fit. But we managed to get in. The roads are narrow and some tight turns in the park. Over-all it was ok. No real complaints. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

The people at the front desk were helpful and friendly. The park was quiet, especially considering it is close to Dollywood. Not far to the MANY attractions and restaurants on the main road through Pigeon Forge. Parking for our tow car was tight - had to park sideways in front of the motorhome, very near the narrow interior road. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Pigeon Forge is a tourist "Mecca" - so many restaurants, mini-golf courses, go-kart tracks, etc, etc, etc. Dollywood is nearby on the same road as the park. 18 miles away is the Bush Beans Visitors Center (hit it up on the way in if you are coming from that direction) - we enjoyed it!

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $68.00
Overall Rating:

When we arrived we had NO escort and had to navigate this park alone. Took us some time to find our site because the park was full. The sites are small and narrow and severely uneven. We couldn't back up enough from the road and our tongue was in the road about 12 inches. We also had a tree that was covered with poison oak. We stayed for 4 nights and almost left early. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
122
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed during peak season with two adults and two kids. We really enjoyed the stay. The staff was excellent. There were lots of organized activities for the kids. Park was well managed. Only downside was space. We had less than foot between our slideout and neighbors TT. Good thing our neighbors were very friendly. It ended up enhancing our stay because we ended up making more friends. We will be back to stay here next year. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Center of park area
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This is the park to NOT stay at while in Pigeon Forge because the sites are dangerously close, if I had not yelled a man in a coach would have run into the side of our coach. They charge for a pull-thru which is fake because you have to drive through the site behind you and run across concrete pad and grass and dodge water pipes and in-ground grills, if someone is already there, then you have to back-in and they are so close it is dangerous. People at the office were and are the rudest people I have ever seen at any RV Park. I do not recommend this park to anyone. In fact, I recommend going anywhere but here! We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2nd from park walk
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Grass
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

Elevated price is due to paying per person extra in my larger family of five. Stay was over Memorial Day Weekend. We visit this area 3-4x a year and bounce between 3 campgrounds - but this may be where we seem to settle after two to three visits now. There is nothing fancy about this campground - it's been around a while, the sites and some of the amenities (like playground or pool area) show that it is well loved. But owners are re-investing. The bathroom/shower facilities we were adjacent to were insanely awesome rivaling what we see in Fort wilderness. Looks like new ground is being broken for another amenity. PRO's: Holy crap, the bathrooms. Access to Veterans Blvd and Teaster back roads are a huge help. Quick access to mountains, patriots park, or main strip. Staff is very friendly. Site was very level with no washout problems. Sites have space and it's not like a refugee camp where we are on top of each other. CON's: Check in process is slow as well as the front counter overall - just too small for the volume. If you wait for an escort to the site, it may be a while. Road's are not marked for directions so you could have two big rigs coming at each other from opposite directions and one would need to back up. Fire rings and placement are "OK". Playground was so worn out and rickety that my kids walked away from it on their own (but looks like a new one may be breaking ground). Overall, I think this wins out compared to nearby campgrounds. Would visit again. We camped at Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
107
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hit Sugarlands Ranger Station on this side of the mountain and get the newspaper for various events. Highly recommend Big Daddy's Pizzeria, Timberwood Grill at the Island, MagicQuest if you have kids, and I was very surprised at how good the new "Smoky Mountain Adventures" Dinner/Show was (Highly recommend it). If you want a popular trail - Alum Gave, Grotto Falls, Laurel Falls, Cataract Falls, etc - get there early AM to enjoy it.

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