The National Park Service operates all the campgrounds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more information on camping or to make reservations, see the NPS website http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/carcamping.htm
If you’re camping, DO NOT bring firewood from out of state. Bugs often make their homes in wood; transporting wood from other locations can spread bugs and disease that are harmful to the Great Smoky trees. The National Park Service is changing firewood regulations to protect the forests of Great Smoky Mountains. Beginning March 1, 2015 only heat-treated firewood that is bundled and certified by the USDA or a state agency may be brought into the park. Campers may still collect dead and downed wood in the park for campfires. Approved firewood is available at the Cades Cove Camp Store.
More information about firewood regulations is available from the National Park Service: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/friewood-faq.htm
Camping essentials are available in the Cades Cove Camp Store. The Store also offers bike rentals, grab and go food, ice cream cones, and firewood. Store hours: 9am-5pm (7 days a week) until December 4, 2016. We will be open weekends only from December 9, 2016 through December 24, 2016.
Store hours: 9am-5pm (opening for 2015 in mid-March; hours change seasonally)