Camping

All backcountry campers need a free backcountry permit. They are available at most ranger stations and visitor centers. Anyone staying overnight in the backcountry must camp in a designated site or shelter. Campers need reservations to stay in a shelter. Fourteen tent areas also require reservations. Campers can make reservations by calling (865)436-1231 daily during regular business hours. For questions about the backcountry (but not reservations) phone the backcountry office at (865)436-1297. Order your Smoky Mountains Maps.

Backcountry Campsites in Cades Cove & Elevation in feet.–
Cooper Road/1200
Cane Creek/1320
Hesse Creek/1360
Kelly Gap/1930
Rich Mountain/3400
Turkeypen Ridge/3400
Ace Gap/1680
Anthony Creek/3200k
Ledbetter Ridge/3000
Beard Cane/1530
Forge Creek/2600
Sheep Pen Gap/4640
Flint Gap/2050
Rabbit Creek/1550
Scott Gap/1700
Little Bottoms/1240

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