Cades Cove

Cades Cove Loop Rd. & Sparks Ln.
Townsend, TN 37882- Map It
Phone: (865) 436-1200

AAA Editor Notes

Cades Cove, off Laurel Creek Rd. in Tennessee, is one of Great Smoky Mountains National Park's scenic attractions as well as a historic area. An 11-mile, one-way loop road that circles a cove is popular with bicyclists and is therefore closed to all motor vehicles Saturday and Wednesday from dawn to 10 a.m., early May through late September. Park rangers conduct free tours of the mill area daily during the summer from the Cades Cove visitor center.

Hours: Daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center open daily at 9; closing times vary seasonally. Allow 2 hours minimum.