With over two million visitors each year, Cades Cove is one of the most heavlily used park areas
anywhere in the United States. Cades Cove, a 6,800-acre valley near Townsend, Tennessee
provides a representative sample of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's natural and
cultural history as well as its recreational opportunities. There are many things to see and do here,
and approximately 2 million people who come to see and do them each year. Such visits may be
more enjoyable following some trip planning.