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Cades Cove Campground

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Address: 10042 Campground Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-5004
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A lovely campground in the heart of the Smoky Mountains.

My husband and I have camped there many times. It is affordable and beautiful. Restrooms are well kept, quiet areas are observed and park rangers are on premises. Campground is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
cphea
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Maryville, Tennessee
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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have camped there many times. It is affordable and beautiful. Restrooms are well kept, quiet areas are observed and park rangers are on premises. Campground is close to numerous streams. Wildlife, including deer , turkeys, and sometimes bears are seen(try not to get too close for photos...there are rules for safety!!!!) Don't bring your own wood.... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually stay at Cades Cove once every summer. Maybe I shouldn't tell everyone how great it is....it is getting harder to get campsites because more are realizing what a trip to the mountains should really be about. It is always so peaceful. We went on night walks with a guide, walked and rode bicycles around the loop and in... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We camped on the C loop starting on Oct 9th for three nights. What makes this campground so popular is it's location inside GSMNP in the beautiful cove. The scenery is fantastic. As others have mentioned there is no electricity or showers but not to worry. With the time you save showering you can enjoy nature more. The camp store... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

nothing better than camping in the mountains - besides the Clampetts moving in next door the last night, it was peaceful. The beautiful nature trail near our campsite was too strenuous for a couple of old folks but worth the trek. Volunteer NPS ranger-types were friendly and helpful. Be bear mindful and all is well

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This campground is not only a great get-away spot, but has a really nice picnic area down from it. You can sit beside the creek while the kids play or even take a foot-dip yourself. Cool, shady, restrooms.

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1 Thank ladygreyhound33
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

made the mistake of waking up to a bear eating the birthday cake, bear went on his way and I laughed.

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1 Thank morninsunshine414
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If your looking for peace and quiet, this is the place for you. The campground is clean. the sites are shaded . Bathrooms are kept clean and have flush toilets. no electricity and the best thing no cell service so it's time to unplug and get back to nature. Nice camp store if you forgot anything at home. Wood restrictions... More 

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3 Thank kristymw91
Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Even without electric and water...this is a great place to get back to basic and enjoy family and your surrounding.....You are in the middle of the mountains and can just take you time for resting, spending time with family, hiking, riding bikes...etc....

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1 Thank jlofton2016
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't use the campground, but used the picnic area. It has lots of picnic tables with grills. They are all spaced out and beautifully located in the woods and along the stream. There are restrooms. A great place to fuel up before or after a hike.

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2 Thank Elisabeth B
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Went for a weekend camping and it was a great experience. Campsite was good, got a chance to see lots of wildlife in cades cove loop road. Saw lots of Deer, Elks and 3 black bears. One was very close to our campsite. If you are camping here then visit loop early morning around 6:30 am to see the wildlife.... More 

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