Cades Cove
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Road Conditions

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Several major highways lead to the Park. The following routes provide access to the three main entrances.

In Tennessee:

  • From the east (and I-81): take I-40 to Exit 407 (Sevierville) to TN Route 66 South, and continue to U.S. 441 South. Follow U.S. 441 to Park.
  • From I-40 in Knoxville: exit 386B U.S. Highway 129 South to Alcoa/Maryville. At Maryville proceed on U.S. 321 North through Townsend. Continue on TN Highway 73 to the Park.

In North Carolina:

  • From I-40, take U.S. Route 19 West through Maggie Valley. Proceed to U.S. 441 North at Cherokee. Follow 441 N into the Park.
  • From Atlanta and points south: follow U.S. 441 and 23 North. U.S. 441 North leads to the Park.

The nearest major airport in Tennessee is McGhee-Tyson (TYS) in Alcoa, 45 miles west of Gatlinburg. North Carolina's, Asheville Airport is 60 miles east of Cherokee. There is no train or bus service.

  Call Steve Speer at: 865-233-0508
or Email: [email protected]