Food and Beverages
With limited places throughout the park to purchase food and beverages, it’s recommended that all visitors bring their own goods with them before entering the park. Fully understanding that this might not always be possible, the park does provide food and beverages at certain locations throughout the Smokies.
The campground at Cades Cove is the best place in the park to purchase food and beverages. Here you will be able to find both hot and cold foods including limited breakfast foods, pizza, ice cream, hot subs, cold sandwiches chili and other snacks. There is also a variety of beverages available inside the store and in outside vending machines. There are limited camping supplies, grocery items, firewood, ice and other goods available as well.
Certain Visitor Centers and the Great Smoky Mountains bookstore sells tourist items like memory cards, film and batteries.
The Smokemont Riding Stables offer ice and firewood.
At the Elkmont Campground Concession there is a small amount of tourist items, ice and firewood.
There are several vending machines throughout the park locations listed below that offer both food and beverage options.
- Elmont Campground
- Smokemont Riding Stables
- Cades Cove Riding Stables
- Sugarlands Visiting Center
- Oconaluftee Visitor Center
- Cades Cove Visitor Center