We had a wonderful experience here at the Pigeon Forge KOA over spring break this year and can't wait to go back. The campground is spacious and very well maintained. The staff are friendly. The scenery is gorgeous. You are right next to all of the attractions in Pigeon Forge, yet the setting is quiet and serene (we were surprised after pulling in from the busy main drag). There is a river that separates the campground from the town proper. The campground is right next to a park, shops, and the very cheap (25 cents I believe) shuttle that will take you anywhere in town, down to Gatlinburg, or over to Dollywood. Dollywood tickets were sold at the campground at a great discount. The bathrooms were large and clean. We stayed in a cabin, which was heated and very comfortable. The RV sites looked lovely. The playground was nice and there were lots of kids riding around happily on bikes around the beautiful lanes of the campground. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Pigeon Forge KOA. Enjoy your stay!
This KOA is in a very urban environment. Be aware of this. There is nothing scenic about this location, though it is convenient for St Louis. The RV sites are tightly packed and the park itself is quite small. There is ONE restroom for the entire campground! Three toilets, three showers. There was always a line in the ladies. They were reasonably clean, but very heavily used. The playground is nice and the pool was in good condition. We were tent camping and had one major problem -- the trains!!! There were four trains through during the night and the campground is literally right next to the tracks, separated only by a hedge from the railroad tracks. The earth shook and vibrated for long periods of time, the whistle was right outside of your tent (because of a nearby crossing), and it was an absolutely terrifying experience. I got approximately two hours of sleep. My son cried and held his hands over his ears each time that he was awakened by the vibrations of another train approaching. I would never ever stay at this campground again and would highly recommend any tent campers to steer well clear. The tent area is the closest part of the campground to the train tracks!