TRAFFIC ALERT: Cades Cove and Laurel Creek Road past the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is currently closed and will reopen on March 1. Please check the National Park Service for additional updates.
Cade’s Cove is the most visited area of the Smoky Mountains. Roughly 31 miles away from the city of Pigeon Forge, Cade’s Cove is in the 6,800-acre valley known for its picturesque landscapes.
European settlers settled here in the early 1800s, contributing to why Cade’s Cove has the largest variety of historic buildings in the entire national park. As you make your way through the area, you can see historic structures like restored churches, old grist mills and pioneer log cabins. The enriched history of Cade’s Cove has left its lasting mark with its presence still felt today.