I've not stayed at the Cherokee KOA but have driven by it numerous times. We avoid KOA's when possible, just not my style or idea of a pleasing camping experience. When we go to Cherokee we stay at Timberlake Campground
in Whittier, a nice privately owned CG located in a scenic area. We first went there in 1975 and have gone back there since.
We've held a couple iRV2 Regional rallies there for the Southeast Region's Appalachian Campers and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely not a 'luxury' resort such as many prefer but it's what we like.
While in the area, you might want to check out the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad
, a scenic train journey across the valleys, into tunnels, and through