Are Dogs Allowed In Cades Cove

The Great Smoky Mountains is an outdoor lover’s paradise and a dog’s paradise all the same. At Under Canvas, we love our furry friends and we feel that all outdoor adventures are better with dogs. For that reason, all of our locations are dog-friendly, including Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains. There are a number of ways to explore the Smoky Mountains and surrounding towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with your furry friend by your side. Here are our top 5 things to do in the Smoky Mountains with dogs.

At the Cades Cove motor trail, dogs are allowed to travel the loop in their owners car. However, park rangers request that owners refrain from taking their pets to the historic cabins that dot the motor trail.

It is only on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before 10 am from May through September that the loop road is closed to motorized vehicles – so yes, it is open to hikers and bicyclists at all times, but only those two times without cars.

Does anybody know if dogs are allowed at Cades Cove? We will be in Gatlinburg for few days in June and we will have our dog with us. Not sure if we can take him with us on this walk or if we need to leave him inside the cabin while we are visiting here. He is an 11 years old labrador, very gentle and very well trained. We took him with us in several other parks, but we are not sure if Cades Cove allows dogs there.

It was really still plenty, though–a beautiful drive. We also took her on the two trails that dogs are allowed on, and it was really fun. We saw some wild turkeys and deer.

Yes, of course. Those times certainly provide a better experience; Id love to go up there soon and enjoy the cove without all the vehicles.

According to the Parks web site, dogs are allowed in the Park, but must be kept on a leash “at all times.” The leash cant be longer than six feet.

Chimney Tops Picnic Area

The Chimney Tops Picnic is a seasonal picnic area and is typically open March through November. From the picnic area you can see the top bluffs of the Chimneys, and it rests alongside the river. This is a good area to bring your pet as long they don’t become frantic around cars and other people as this area is popular.

Doggywood at Dollywood

dollywood signDoggywood is a special place just for dogs at the most popular attraction in Pigeon Forge. Although Dollywood itself isn’t a pet friendly Pigeon Forge attraction, the Doggywood area is the perfect spot for your furry friend to spend the day relaxing while you explore the park. You can have fun at the theme park while taking comfort in the fact that your dog is safe and sound! Doggywood offers both kennels and cottages for you to choose from. Doggywood is one of the best pet friendly attractions in Pigeon Forge TN! It is open 30 minutes before the park opens and closes 15 minutes after the park closes.


Are dogs allowed in Cades Cove TN?

Cades Cove is an extremely popular destination in the Smoky Mountains, the campground included. Pets are only allowed in the Cades Cove Campground area.

Why are dogs not allowed in Smoky Mountains?

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has prohibited dogs in the backcountry since the park was first established in the 1930s for several reasons: Dogs can carry disease into the park’s wildlife populations. Dogs can chase and threaten wildlife.

Can I take my dog to Clingmans Dome?

Dogs are allowed at Clingmans Dome in the Parking lot. However, dogs are not permitted on the paved path to the Clingmans Dome Tower. It is also park policy that pets are not allowed on most hiking trails in the national park, including hiking trails around Clingmans Dome.

Are dogs allowed on the Roaring Fork Motor Trail?

The roaring fork motor nature trail offers some amazing views with lots of opportunities to stop your vehicle and explore the area. We were very disappointed when we stopped at the various spots and all the trails did not allow dogs.