From the earliest hepaticas in late winter to the last asters in late fall, blooming flowers can be found nearly year-round in the park.
Whether you want lunch by the river or a snack with a mountain view, one of our ten picnic areas has it.
From black bears to elk, white-tailed deer to Yellow Warblers - learn how to improve your chances of spotting wildlife in the park.
Bike the Cades Cove Loop Road!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park has about 2,900 miles of streams within its boundaries, and protects one of the last wild trout habitats
Feel the cool spray of a waterfall. Camp under the stars. Explore a historic mill. There's plenty to see and do in the park!
Whether you want to drive, bike, or hike, Cades Cove has something for everyone.
There's nothing quite like watching rushing water.
Over 90 historic structures—houses, barns, outbuildings, churches, schools, and grist mills—have been preserved or rehabilitated here.
Cemeteries often remain as some of the last tangible links to the past.
Guided horseback rides are available at stables in the park from mid-March through late November.
You can choose from 10 frontcountry campgrounds or head into the backcountry. Your adventure awaits!
Last updated: June 30, 2022
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