Get a taste of Appalachia and the Great Smoky Mountains with most of the comforts of home when you snag a spot at Cades Cove Campground. This popular campground has pretty much all the bases covered so you can stay super cozy but have the wilderness right at your doorstep. A scenic driving loop is one way to see the Cove, but there are also lots of trails for all levels to choose from—so you can leave suburbia behind for a while. If you're lucky enough to be here in the spring or fall, you will be blessed with wildflowers or vibrant fall leaves as your colorful icing on a pretty sweet cake.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
160 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cades Cove Campground.

Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Sara + Mike
Sara + Mike (.
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November 7th, 2018

The popular eleven mile Cades Cove one-way scenic drive is near this campground. We were prepared to see some wildlife but to no avail. :(

Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney C.
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September 17th, 2018

The group sites were amazing and super reasonable! We had a group of 8 and were able to reserve (non-group sites are first come first served) a group site during spring break for about the same cost as 2 single sites.

Hipcamper Melinda
Melinda H.
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May 30th, 2017

We spent a few nights here while exploring the park over Memorial Day Weekend. It was busy, but the campground was still very quiet. The facilities are nice, but there are no showers available anywhere in the park. It was not cheap... $22/night, but it was a really convenient location.

Hipcamper Tyler
Tyler J.
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March 8th, 2017

Cade's Cove is a classic spot to camp in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. It is the most visited National Park in the US for a reason! Stunning waterfalls, breath-taking hikes, and gorgeous views are but minutes away from this family friendly camping site. Growing up only a few hours from this plethora of hiking, my family would backpack in the fall and enjoy the beautiful cove in the summer. Hidden conveniently near the edge of park gives you quick access to "civilization" but also to some of the most diversified fauna in the United States. If my memory serves me correct most sites are priced around $12-18 a night for tent camping and offer everything you might need to enjoy your getaway.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
United States
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(865) 436-1200
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35.603° N, 83.777° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 131 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / Van: 29 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)