Facility Opening Dates

Notice: Due to the partial government shutdown this winter, delays in the spring opening of campgrounds, picnic pavilions, and cabins are anticipated. The reduced timeline for seasonal staff hiring and project planning has inherently shifted the scheduled opening dates to be delayed at some facilities. As such, the table below shows the dates we are currently able to commit to. Our current forecast opening dates are also shown. We are striving to open many facilities prior to this as seasonal staffing becomes available. As the park determines the ability to open some facilities earlier, the reservation window will be expanded. For the most up to date information about projected facility openings continue checking this page.
FACILITY Current Committed 2019 Season
Abrams Creek Campground 4/26 – 10/20
Appalachian Clubhouse 4/1 – 10/31
Anthony Creek Horse Camp 4/19 – 11/12
Balsam Mtn Campground 5/17 – 10/9
Big Creek Campground 4/19 – 10/29
Big Creek Group Camp 4/19 – 10/29
Big Creek Horse Camp 4/19 – 10/29
Big Creek Picnic Area 4/19 – 10/29
Cable Mill 3/15
Cades Cove Campground C1-12 and 26-61 are open year round.
C 13-25 and 62-76 4/19/19
B loop 4/19/19
Cades Cove Group Camp 4/19– 10/30
Cades Cove Picnic Area Year round
Cataloochee Campground 4/19 – 10/29
Cataloochee Group Camp 4/19– 10/29
Cataloochee Horse Camp 4/19 – 10/29
Chimneys Picnic Area 4/19 – 11/26
Collins Creek Picnic Pavilion 4/19 – 10/29
Cosby Campground 4/19 – 10/29
Cosby Group Camp 4/19 – 10/29
Cosby Picnic Pavilion 4/19 – 10/29
Deep Creek Campground 4/19 – 10/29
Deep Creek Group Camp 4/19 – 10/29
Deep Creek Picnic Pavilion 4/19 - 10/29
Elkmont Campground LOOPS A-F: 3/08 – 11/25
LOOPS G-N: 5/23 – 10/31
Elkmont Group Camp 5/23-10/31
Firefly Event Lottery Open April 26-29
Greenbrier Picnic Pavilion 3/29-10/31
Heintooga Picnic Area 5/17 - 10/9
Look Rock Campground Closed
Look Rock Picnic Area Closed
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Pavilion 4/19 – 10/28
Mingus Mill 4/1
Round Bottom Horse Camp 4/19 – 10/28
Spence Cabin 4/1 – 10/31
Smokemont Campground A/B: Year round
C: 3/5 Open

D-F: 5/15 – 10/31
Smokemont Group Camp 5/23 – 10/31
Tow String Horse Camp 5/23 – 10/29
Twin Creeks Picnic Pavilion 3/29 – 10/28
Purchase Knob 05/06

ROADS Current Committed 2019 Season
Balsam Mtn Heintooga Rd 5/17 – 10/30
Clingmans Dome 3/30 – 11/30
Forge Creek Rd 5/23 – 12/31
Little Greenbrier Access Road 5/23 – 11/26
Parsons Branch Road CLOSED – hazard trees
Rich Mtn Road 5/23 – 11/13
Roaring Fork MNT 5/23 – 11/27
Round Bottom/Straight Fork Road 5/23 – 10/30
(Round Bottom HC closes 10/29 at noon)

Concessions

Cades Cove Campgound Store and Bike Rental March 1 – December 2, 2019
Services: Groceries, camper and convenience items, souvenirs and food service. Firewood and ice available. Battery and device charging. Vending available 24-hours year round.
Contact info: (865) 448-9034 or www.cadescovetrading.com
Cades Cove Riding Stable March 2 – November 30
2019
Hours: Guided horseback and carriage rides: Open 9 A, last ride 4:30 P; Hayrides offered June 1-August 15, first ride departs 10A, last ride departs 6P; other dates 9A-4:30P; Ranger-led hayrides, evenings in April and October (check local visitor centers for schedule.)
Prices: Horseback rides: $30/hr; Carriage rides and hayrides: $12/person; Wagon rides: $10/person; Ranger-led hayrides $14/person. MasterCard and Visa accepted.
Limits: Over 250 lbs and <= 5 years old may not ride.
Services: Guided horseback rides, carriage rides and hayrides. Souvenirs.
Contact info: (865) 448-9009 or www.cadescovestables.com
Elkmont Camper Convenience March 8 – November 28,
2019
Hours: June 1 – August 15, 9A-9P; other dates during season, 4P-8P. Vending (excludes firewood and ice) available 24/7.
Services: Firewood, ice, vending and camper convenience items.
Contact info: http://elkmontcampgroundconcession.com
LeConte Lodge March 25 – November 26,
2019
Prices: Adult $151.50, child (4-12 ) $87.50, child (3 and under) free (share parent’s bed and meals). Price includes bed and 2 meals, tax is extra.
Services: Overnight cabin lodging. Bag lunch for dayhikers or backpackers, $12; Beverages ($4) and ($2) baked snacks available to dayhikers and backpackers.
Contact info: Reservations by phone at (865) 429-5704, fax (865) 774-0045 or emailreservations@lecontelodge.com. Website is www.lecontelodge.com.
Smokemont Riding Stable March 16 – November 11,
2019
Hours: 9A - 5P (may extend in busy times)
Prices: Horseback riding: $30 for one hour ride; $75 for 2.5 hr waterfall ride. $120 for 4 hr ride. Wagon rides: $10/person. Reservations accepted. Major credit cards accepted.
Limits: Over 225 lbs or < 5 yrs old may not ride on horses. No doubling. No restrictions for wagon rides.
Services: Guided horseback rides and wagon rides. Souvenirs and souvenir photographs; soft drink and snack vending, firewood and ice.
Contact info: (828) 497-2373 or www.smokemontridingstable.com
Smoky Mtn Riding Stable March 8 – November 30,
2019
Hours: Open 9A. Last ride at 5 P (summer) or 4P (spring and fall)
Prices: Horseback rides: $25 + tax for 45 min ride; $45+ tax for 1.5hr ride; $60 +tax for 2hr ride. MasterCard and Visa accepted.
Limits: Over 225 lbs or < 5 yrs may not ride; 5 yrs + ride alone.
Services: Guided horseback rides. Souvenir photographs, souvenirs and soft drink vending.
Contact info: (865) 436-5634 or www.smokymountainridingstables.com

Sugarlands Riding Stable
March 1 – November 30
2019
Hours: Open 9A. Last ride 5P (summer) or 4 P (spring and fall)
Prices: Horseback rides: $30/hr + tax. MasterCard and Visa accepted.
Limits: Over 225 lbs or < 5 yrs may not ride. 5 yrs + ride alone.
Services: Guided horseback rides. Souvenir photographs, souvenirs and soft drink vending.
Contact info: (865) 436-3535 or www.sugarlandridingstables.com



Last updated: April 12, 2019

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107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone:

(865) 436-1200

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