"Fun Camping in Cherokee" Cherokee by carriecar

Cherokee Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 89 photos

KOA Great Smokies/Cherokee

We visited during the free camping weekend May 8-10, 2009, which was buy one night, get one night free. The campground had many activites for visitors. We brought our 10-month-old Newfoundland puppy with us. The campground had an air-conditioned kennel with about 6 crates in there, and they were all enough room for the dog. We camped in a tent at a site with water and electricity. The only problem was that there was minimal drainage and a lot of puddles in our campsite. Indoor and Outdoor pools were nice. River levels were up on the Raven Fork river and if it were warm enough, there would have been a great opportunity for tubing.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino

No big winnings on this trip. But we did stay in the casino for a good 2 hours and only lost around $60.00

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great new riverwalk area, Casino is also undergoing a major expansion, great experience at KOA
  • Cons:you have to drive to Sylva to buy beer. :(
  • In a nutshell:Great trip and great times.
  • Last visit to Cherokee: May 2009
  • Intro Updated May 31, 2009
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