Cades Cove

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About Cades Cove

One of the most popular destinations in all of the Great Smoky Mountains is Cades Cove. This area offers a great opportunity to experience the lifestyle, traditions and the heritage of settlers who called Cades Cove their home. Several homes and churches in the Cove date as far back as the early 1800's.

Photo opportunties are abundant in Cades Cove. It is five miles long , nearly two miles wide and almost perfectly flat. Surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas and featuring lush open meadows, many visitors  see deer, bear, wild turkey, coyotes and other wildlife roaming freely in their natural surroundings.

The Cades Cove auto tour is an 11 miles, one way loop road. You should allow 2 to 4 hours of time for a trip to the cove, maybe longer if you plan to hike, explore, and visit the historic buildings.

Poplutation: It is believed that at one time, there were 700 or so residents that lived in Cades Cove.

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This Cades Cove Map shows you the 11 mile Cades Cove Loop and the most popular destinations to visit including settlement structures, historical sites, trails and paths, picnic areas and more. Use this map to plan your upcoming visit to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Cades Cove Visitor Center

If you're planning a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains and Cades Cove, you'll definitely want to make plans to visit the Cades Cove Visitor's Center for all of the current information about Cades Cove. At the Visitor's Center there is a gift shop, restrooms, and often times there are park employees available to answer your questions about Cades Cove.

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