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.

NPS Website


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 the Great Smoky Mountains. 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 on the National Park Service website see below.

Firewood Regulations

Camp Store

Camping essentials are available in the Cades Cove Camp Store. The Store also offers bike rentals, gifts and souvenirs, grab and go food, ice cream cones, 10lb bags of ice, and firewood.