Cades Cove Campground

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We know pets are family, however it's important to remember that other visitors may not feel this way, and wildlife view pets as either a predator or prey.  Please follow the rules regarding pets to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

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Pets are allowed in the campground but must be confined or on a 6’ leash. Pets should not be left unattended. Hiking in the park with pets is permitted ONLY on roads, the Oconaluftee River Trail and the Gatlinburg Trail. Please prevent excessive barking and properly dispose of pet waste.

Groceries, Camping Supplies, Food, and Firewood

A limited selection of groceries, camping supplies, visitor convenience items, and food and beverage service are available in the park. Please see listing for additional information.

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 Firewood FAQs page for additional information. The following campgrounds have 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.

Advance Reservations: If you arrive after the campground office closes, please proceed to your assigned site. If you have forgotten your assigned site, check the Late Arrival List posted on the bulletin board for your name and site number.

Return to the campground office the next morning to check in. If you fail to check in, your site may be reassigned, and your reservation may be canceled. If you do not have advance reservations, check the Late Arrival List. If there are campsites available for campers who do not have a reservation, those available sites will be posted on the list. Set up ONLY on one of the sites listed as available. All other sites are assigned to campers with reservations. Return to the campground office the next morning to check in and pay the camping fee.

For additional information about camping at Cades Cove Campground call 865-448-4103.

Return to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Campground page.

Last updated: January 31, 2022

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107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg , TN 37738



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