Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA

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.

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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

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.

It doesn't get more convenient than having your own bathroom on the road. Let's talk about the 3 main types of toilets you may encounter in an RV rental.
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All towables


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.


Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.