Cades Cove Campground

Camping Reservations


The 159 site Cades Cove Campground is located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and approximately 9 miles from Townsend, Tennessee. Over 2 million visitors annually come to enjoy the scenic beauty of Cades Cove and its many historic structures. Popular activities include hiking, bicyling the 11-mile loop road and observing wildlife. While staying in the Cove, you may see whitetailed deer, wild turkey, coyote and/or black bear.

The nearby horse stable offers one hour horseback rides, hayrides and carriage rides from March thru October. The campground store offers camping supplies, firewood and ice and rents bicycles on an hourly or daily basis. Full service grocery stores are available in Townsend (9 miles); medical facilities are 30 miles away in Maryville.

Campsites include a 13' x 13' tent pad, a firering with cooking grill and a picnic table with lantern pole. Reasonable generator use is allowed in B loop; generator use is prohibited altogether in C loop from May 15-October 31. The dump station is open year round but provides limited service in winter months. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis from November 1-May 14.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Telephone

Getting There:

Cades Cove (TN)
107 Park Headquarters Rd
Gatlinburg TN 37738

Cades Cove Campground
10042 Campground Drive
Townsend, TN 37882
Lat/Long: N35.6034 W083.7760

From Maryville, TN: Take U.S. 321 North (you'll actually be driving south!) from Maryville to Townsend, TN (about 22 miles). At the traffic light in Townsend, continue straight on TN 73 and follow signs to Cades Cove.

From Pigeon Forge, TN take US 321 South (you'll be driving westerly) to Townsend, TN. Turn left (south) at Townsend onto TN 73. Follow signs to Cades Cove.


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