We’ve been excited to introduce you to six of the best campgrounds in the Townsend, TN area over the past two installments of this series. Today, we’ve got two more great places to pitch your tent for an exciting stay on the peaceful side of the Smokies. In this last installment of our favorite places to camp in 2018, we’re taking you to a riverside campground and an RV park right in the Smoky Mountain foothills.

Relax in Nature at the Great Smokies KOA Kampground

Nestled right by the Little River, and perfectly situated near Townsend, TN, KOA Kampground is an ideal place for getting back into nature with the family. This campground offers a great mix of seclusion and modern amenities, so you can still have a camping experience without giving up every little comfort. This is ideal for beginner campers, or campers with small children.

Every site at KOA has picnic tables and fire rings, and there are also full hookup sites for RVs. The campground offers free cable TV at the clubhouse, as well as paved patios at the water/electric sites. However, if you want something a bit more rustic, you can also reserve a secluded, wooded tent site for the true outdoor experience.

During your stay, you have access to laundry facilities, a swimming pool, two bathhouses, a basketball court, several horseshoe pits, an awesome playground for the kids, and more. The clubhouse also has a few arcade games, wireless Internet, and bicycle rentals so you can explore the local area without needing your car. The Townsend Bike Trail is just across the road, offering a delightful five-mile bike ride with stunning views. The stocked river nearby is great for fishers, and the campground also rents out tubes for floating!

Full Service RV Campground Whispering River Offers Great Variety

Next, if you want to be near both Townsend, as well as the fun hotspots of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, try Whispering River RV Resort. Located in Walland, this campground is nestled up in the foothills, and offers easy access to the river, recreational land, the Tail of the Dragon, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and more. At the campground itself, you’ve got everything you need to hook up an RV and relax in your rolling hotel. The location also offers bath houses and over 40 acres of land for events, recreation, and other uses.

These hot spots in and around Townsend are the perfect way to truly enjoy the majestic Smoky Mountains. You can get as close to nature – or not – as you prefer, with these great locations. Camping in Townsend, TN, is also perfect for the budget traveler, who wants to save their vacation dollars for experiencing all the great entertainment in the area. See you soon!