Cades Cove Campground

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10042 Campground Dr. – Townsend, TN  37882 – (865) 448-2472
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I had the time of my life during my stay here from September 29 to October 3, 2013.  Despite my stay coinciding with the government shutdown and the subsequent closing of the national park on October 1, they allowed campers already there to stay until the 3rd, which was my original departure date anyway.  More on that on my Cades Cove Confined page to come, but below is more general information on the campground and the differences in the loops.

General Info:

159 total sites ♦ 128 Standard Non-Electric ♦ 29 Tent only
2 Electric (Handicapped only C31 & C57)
4 pull-throughs (C8, C13, C14, B46)
No water hookups at sites; no showers, 4 restroom buildings
Campground open year round – see Season Dates for more info

B Section: (Generators Allowed)

A Loop

There are a few sites on the first row to the left after entering B Loop that are designated “A” – this row backs up to the parking lot for the store.  Sites A-1 – A-5 are handicapped sites and have concrete pads.

B Loop

B Loop road starting with B-57 on the left

The most requested sites in the B Loop are on the row that backs up to the woods at the far side (B-70 – 85).

B84 - B85

Sites B-84 and B-85

Reserve America lists these sites as accommodating RVs 33′ to 34′ in length.  But it depends on your rear overhang, because during my stay, I was in B-69 (listed for 33′) and I fit with no problem in my 35′ motorhome and was able to park my car in front.


But I think my first choice would be B-83 on the other side of the road for this nice big yard to the side.  Carol & Terry from Georgia say this has always been their favorite, too, and they’ve been camping here for many years.

C Section:

No generator use allowed here during peak season when reservations are allowed.  See Season Dates for more info.  The 1 mile Pine Oak Nature Trail begins from this section and I really enjoyed my trek there.

C loop 1

Street scene with C-45 on the right

C loop 2

As you can see, the Fall colors here are phenomenal – no wonder it’s the busiest time for camping here, so make your reservations early.

I’ve got pictures of some other individual sites, so if you ask in Comments below, I’ll see if I have what you’re looking for and will post here as requested.




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  • Ted Allison

    B-32 please

    • Ted, I’m sorry, but I checked and I don’t have any shots of B-32. Weird, but I couldn’t even find any shots of that row. But you gave me the chance to see that I had misidentified a site as B33 when actually it was B83, so I corrected that. Also found the link to the campground site map was changed, so I updated that, too. But the good news is that has pictures of all the sites at Cades Cove, so check them out at I sure have wonderful memories of Cades Cove and I bet you will enjoy your stay, too!

      • Ted Allison

        Thanks, that is a great website you gave me. Got mine for the Eclipse before all gone, I almost forgot and missed a few good ones that I wanted.

        • Well, sorry you missed some, but glad it worked out. I loved my tmie there so much! Yes, that CampsitePhotos is great, I love seeing pics of all the sites like that.

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