Cades Cove Campground

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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10042 Campground Dr. Townsend, TN 37882 865-448-4103 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 35.6027, -83.7766

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  • Amenities

Overview of Cades Cove Campground

This campground is open year-round. Reservations are required from May 15 - October 31.

Bears and other wildlife frequent the area. All food and equipment used to prepare and store food (even when empty, and even if certified as bear resistant) must be kept in a sealed vehicle or camping unit of solid, non-pliable material AT ALL TIMES when not in use. All scented items, as well as all water containers MUST be stored. Dispose of garbage promptly in dumpsters provided. Unattended or improperly stored coolers, food and/or scented items may be impounded by campground staff. Violators are subject to fines.

Number of Sites 159

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Elevation 1,870 ft / 569 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 40 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Cades Cove Campground

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 865-448-4103

Mo Boots asked on 1/9/2023

Are bear boxes provided at Cades Cove Campground?

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camper-625877 asked on 4/30/2022

Does anyone know what the T-Mobile data coverage is here?

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Reviews of Cades Cove Campground 19 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 4/29/2021

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  • dry camping
  • bike rental
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • general store
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pet restrictions: Pets allowed in the campground. Hiking in the park with pets are allowed only on the roads, Oconaluftee River Trail and Gatlinburg Trail.
  • pets
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