Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA

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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


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Tucked cozily alongside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg East/Smoky Mountain KOA is one of the best parks in one of the nation’s top outdoor vacation destinations. This incredible RV park is packed with fun features, top-notch staff, and epic views of the surrounding wilderness. When you pick up your RV rental near Gatlinburg East/Smoky Mountain KOA, there are so many ways to customize your trip to suit your needs perfectly. Nearby Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge remain two of the top summertime destinations for people from all over the United States, and the world-famous Dollywood theme park and a variety of other unique attractions are also within easy driving distance.

Gatlinburg East/Smoky Mountain KOA is a wonderful place to camp in an RV near Cosby, TN. This 16-acre paradise has luxury rental cabins, tent camping spots, full hookup RV sites with electricity and water service, and group camping sites for big gatherings. You will find a meeting room, an office, a camp store where you can buy camping supplies, a church, an outdoor pavilion, and a gated booth at the park entrance for maximum security.

When you aren’t in town or exploring the lush wilderness of the nearby national park, there are lots of neat things to do in the park to pass the time. The swimming pool is an ideal way to beat the heat when temperatures begin to soar in May. A disc golf course, pet walking areas, a playground, and live music performances at the park pavilion make for some memorable moments during your campervan rental vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

The Great Outdoors

When you book an RV in Cocke County, you’ll be amazed at the variety of parks and outdoor havens nearby. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an obvious example of what you can see when you're camping at Gatlinburg East/Smoky Mountains KOA, but there are plenty of other places off the beaten track to see too. Seven Islands State Birding Park is a must for all birdwatching enthusiasts, encompassing a wide swath of land on the French Broad River. There are over 190 bird species at the park, among other things, in a highly diverse ecosystem preserved for the sake of wildlife. Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are also possible when you bring your camper rental to this gem of a natural area.

Panther Creek State Park is another fabulous place that lends itself to more reconnection with nature. This divine nature park on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir has stunning beaches, swimming areas, hiking trails weaving through the woods, and dozens of camping sites. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are permitted on the park’s trails, and picnic areas, birding areas, playgrounds, and fishing spots round out the experience. Big Ridge State Park is a bit farther away, but its jaw-dropping views of Blue Ridge Lake make it all worth it. Rock formations dating back several hundred million years, ancient inland sea remnants, Native American archaeological sites, and lush forests account for much of the park’s beauty.

And you can't miss Great Smoky Mountain National Park when you pick up an RV rental near Gatlinburg East/Smoky Mountain KOA. America’s most visited park brings in over eleven million guests each year to see its stunning mountain vistas, divine forests, and mesmerizing scenery through and through.

Exploring the City

Both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge can be found quite close to the campground, giving you a slew of impressive restaurants, shops, museums, and attractions when you feel like taking a break from the great outdoors. Gatlinburg has an assortment of whiskey distilleries for those who'd like to sample some tasty spirits made from old family recipes. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Gatlinburg is one of many national museum/fun houses where you can see oddities and other unusual phenomena. Quirky exhibits, crystal formations, shrunken heads from South America, and an unbelievable aquarium represent just the tip of the iceberg at this strange but fascinating place.

The Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area is worth visiting no matter the time of year. In the summertime, there are lots of pools, splash pads, waterslides, and other water-based amusement park rides to utilize at this kid-friendly destination. In the wintertime, there are alpine slides, skiing and snowboarding trails up on the mountain, and an indoor ice-skating rink too.

Over in Pigeon Forge is the world-famous Dollywood Theme Park, a cultural phenomenon dreamed up by country music legend Dolly Parton. The mega park complex includes a water park, the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame, resort & spa, and legendary performances by Dolly and her famous friends. Don’t miss out on these amazing places when you rent an RV near Gatlinburg East/Smoky Mountain KOA.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Maddron Bald , NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Maddron Bald Trail to Albright Grove Loop, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Gabes Mountain Trail to Hen Wallow Falls, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Gabes Mountain Trail to Greenbrier Creek, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Maddron Bald and Hen Wallow Falls Loop Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Cosby Self-Guided Nature Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Snake Den Ridge Trail to Low Den Gap Trail Loop, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Mount Sterling Loop (via Low Gap, Big Creek, Swallow Fork), NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Lower Mount Cammerer Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Snake Den Ridge Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

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