Firewood Regulations: Only heat-treated firewood that is bundled and certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or a state Department of Agriculture may be brought into the park. Campers may also collect dead and down wood found in the park for campfires.
Certified heat-treated firewood is packaged and clearly marked with a state or federal seal. Heat-treated wood is available from a growing list of private businesses in communities around the park. Concessioners at Cades Cove, Smokemont, and Elkmont will provide heat-treated wood for sale during their operating season (typically March through October at Smokemont and Elkmont and through December at Cades Cove). Visit http://firewoodscout.org for a map of local stores and businesses that sell certified firewood. Additional information about this regulation.
The park has seven areas where groups may camp. These areas are listed in the table below, along with the operation dates and contact numbers for site information. Group campsites are open only during the months listed.
Bundles of firewood are available for sale in the communities surrounding the national park. Visit http://firewoodscout.org for a map of local stores and businesses that sell certified firewood. In addition, the following group campgrounds have on-site sales:
Last updated: January 23, 2020