River John's can help you find, not only peace but also a whole lot of beauty, fun and relaxation. Learn the true meaning of "quiet" where the only sound you might hear may be the dipping of a paddle in the water alongside your canoe.
You'll see Great Blue Herons soaring among stately Sycamore trees. See fish flash beneath you... watch turtles sunbathing on ancient craggy stumps... swim or wade a little, or maybe throw in a line or two. Top your adventure by camping over a night or two on River John's 3 acre island surrounded by the Little River.
So test your spirit of adventure! There is nothing like some sunshine and fresh air mingled with Mother Nature to sooth your outlook on life and actually experience that "Peace" we are always looking for!
Come on and explore with us... and at reasonable rates at that!

4134 Cave Mill Road
Townsend TN, 37804
(865) 982-0793

Smokemont Campground offers an unforgettable outdoor experience with the added convenience of flush toilets, drinking water and sinks. There are campsites for tents as well as RVs available, and tent pads, grills and fire rings are provided. There is also a flat, grassy area that is perfect for group activities like football, volleyball, or simply soaking up the sun.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.55333, -83.30861
35°33'12"N, 83°18'31"W

There is no street address for the campground. 

From Cherokee, NC: Take Newfound Gap Road (aka US 441) North 6 miles. Turn right at campground sign.

From Gatlinburg, TN: Take Newfound Gap Road (aka US 441) South 27 miles. Turn left at campground sign.

(828) 497-9270

Smoky Mountain Speedway races Nesmith Crate Late Model, Limited Late Model, Street Stock, Modified Mini, Mini Stock, Topless Modified, and Super Late Model. 4/10 mile dirt oval

809 Brickmill Road
Maryville TN, 37801
(865) 856-8989

One of the premier campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Townsend/Great Smokies KOA is surrounded by the mountains and beautiful forests. Nestled up against the Little River, this campground provides a great setting for relaxing, putting your feet up and enjoying nature after a hard day of hiking or shopping.

All of our campsites have picnic tables and campfire rings. For great camping try our full hookup level grassy sites. We have free cable TV, 30 or 50 amp service, and paved patios. Our water/electric and tent camping site areas range from semi-sunny to heavily wooded and secluded.

Additional amenities include a laundry, swimming pool, two very clean bathhouses, a modern playground for the little ones, a covered pavilion equipped with a large barbecue pit, horseshoe pits, a basketball court, wireless internet, bicycle rentals and an arcade.

Outdoor recreational opportunities are aplenty. The beautiful 5-mile long Townsend Bike Trail begins and ends just across the road from our campground. The campground borders the Little River, which flows out of the National Park. The river is excellent for swimming or tubing and is well known for great trout fishing. The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Association stocks the river from our 1,650 feet of river frontage every two weeks during the summer. Tubes are available for rent through our Welcome Center.

8533 State Highway 73
National Park TN, 37882
(865) 448-2241

Swimming pool; game room; basketball hoop; horse shoes; pavilion; fishing; tubing. Hwy. 73 adjacent to national park entrance, 7 miles from Cades Cove

Logging History Tour, up the road from Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (GSMIT). Pick up a guide booklet at the Townsend Visitors Center, the Institute office, or from the box by the road.

Campgrounds : 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. April-Nov

Capacity: 143

118 Stables Drive
National Park TN, 37882
(865) 448-6363

Whispering River RV Resort, formerly known as Misty River Cabins & RV Resort, is located in idyllic Walland, Tennessee, near the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.  Our beautiful grounds include thousands of feet of access to the Little River as well as over forty acres of recreational land.  We are a full-service RV Resort with full hookups.  Our bathrooms are "state of the art" with fully enclosed showers and are kept in pristine condition.

Our locations couldn't be more ideal.  We are only a short drive from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, as well as to the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We are the closest campground to the legendary "Tail of the Dragon", one of the top-rated biker's destinations in the southeast.  This  internationally-famous 11-mile stretch of highway reportedly has 318 curves.

We are the perfect place for all of your events including

  • Weddings
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Family Reunions
  • Church Retreats
5050 Old Walland Highway
Walland TN, 37886
(865) 981-4300

All of our sites are full hookup, including the following: 30amp Electric service, Patio, Picnic Table, Permanant Fire Pit, Full water Hookups, Full Cable, Full Sewer Hookups, Wireless Internet service(wifi)

8277 State Highway 73
Townsend TN, 37882