Cades Cove Campground - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cades Cove Campground is located just outside Townsend, Tennessee. Make reservations online during summer or fall or call 877-444-6777, toll free. Reservations are accepted only for May 15 thru October 31.
Map & Directions
Camping at Cades Cove Campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Number of Camp Sites: 159
Cost per night: $17-$20
Camping Policies | Other Campgrounds
The campground is open year 'round.
Campsites include a 13' x 13' tent pad, a fire ring 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.
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 availabe in Townsend (9 miles); medical facilites are 30 miles away in Maryville.
Services & Amenities:
• Comfort Station
• Dump Station
• Handicap Access
• Hiking Trail
• Horseback Riding
• Interpretive Trails
• Picnic Tables
• Ranger Station
• Rent Bicycles
The campground is adjacent to the 11-mile Cades Cove Loop Road, a highly scenic drive and bicycle trail. Along the trail you will see historic buildings, a grist mill, mountain vistas, and lots of wildlife.
Cades Cove Campground
10042 Campground Drive
Townsend, TN 37882
Directions: 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 Wears Valley Road to Townsend, TN. Turn left (south) at Townsend onto TN 73. Follow signs to Cades Cove.
From Gatlinburg, TN take Little River Road at Sugarlands Visitor Center (about 13 miles). At the Wye in Townsend, follow sign to Cades Cove.