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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 Continue reading...
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
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No. of sites
160
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
No picnic table
Beach
Cave
Forest
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Tyler
Tyler
didn't provide a recommendation.
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.

Hipcamper Melinda
Melinda
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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.

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Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney
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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.

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Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
State
Tennessee
Phone Number
(865) 436-1200
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
35.603° N, 83.777° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 131 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 29 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)