Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Photo Spot Summary

Country: United States

Category: Landscape

State: Tennessee

GPS Latitude: 35.611763

GPS Longitude: -83.489548


This subtropical biosphere is also the most visited national park in the US. Its natural diversity is extensive, especially in its selection of flora. Each season provides a unique photographic opportunity, so come whenever you can!

Photo Spot Details

Cades Cove has a magnetic effect on millions of annual visitors to the Smokies. The wide open fields are evidence of a once thriving community that was relocated at the inception of the park. Fields of hay are still grown each year while the deer, bear and other natural residents roam freely while the visitors drive slowly around it perimeter by bicycle or automobile. The visitor center at the halfway point includes small store, a gristmill and several outbuilding that remind all of a simpler life from the past.




Reader Interactions


  1. John
    April 11, 2021 at 7:22 am

    During the summer Wednesdays are motor vehicle free. Park at the entrance and ride your bike through a beautifully quiet park.

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