Cades Cove Campground

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Dog graphic. Bag your pet's waste. Always leash your pet. Respect wildlife. Know where you can go.
Pets are family for many, but please remember that not all visitors may feel this way. Additionally, wildlife view pets as either predators or prey. Please follow the pet rules to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

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Groceries, Camping Supplies, Food, and Firewood

A limited selection of groceries, camping supplies, visitor convenience items, and food and beverage services are available in the park.

Bundles of certified heat-treated firewood are available for sale in the communities surrounding the national park. Firewood may not be brought into the park unless it bears the USDA-APHIS-PPQ or state certification that it has been heat-treated. See the Firewood FAQs page for additional information. The following campgrounds have seasonal, on-site firewood sales:

  • Cades Cove (at Cades Cove Campground Store)
  • Elkmont
  • Smokemont (at Smokemont Riding Stables)

Late Arrival Procedures

Park campgrounds are not gated. You may check in after hours. However, please be considerate of your neighbors while setting up camp by keeping noise and light to a minimum. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm–6:00 am. If you have forgotten your assigned site, check the Arrival List posted on the bulletin board at the kiosk for your name and site number.


Pets are allowed on a leash no longer than six feet. Hiking in the park with pets is allowed only on roads and two trails—the Gatlinburg Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail. Pets are not allowed on any other park trails. View the pets webpage for details.

Return to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Frontcountry Camping page for the list of campgrounds and more.

Last updated: June 6, 2024

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Mailing Address:

107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738



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