View Full Version : Cades Cove Loop Closing Next Spring

10-14-2009, 12:52 PM
Didn't see this mentioned on the board yet. From the NPS website...

The Cades Cove Loop Road is scheduled to be closed to all public use from March 1-May 21, 2010 for repaving. Weather conditions may affect these closure dates.

Imagine being the first person on Abrams Creek on the 22nd...... :cool:

10-14-2009, 01:33 PM
I've fished one of the shoes on Abrams ever spring for the past several years. I may have to change creeks next year. That road is in desperate need of serious attention. I love Cades Cove, but the traffic can get real frustrating real fast.

10-15-2009, 05:31 AM
Abrams Creek used to be closed from Oct 15th to April 15th, and the fish had to be 12" to keep, limit of four. I was there on numerous April 15ths, always great fishing and lots of anglers. Sometime in the late 80's, they changed the reg's and reopened it on Jan 1st. I went on the 1st and it was incredible. Only saw one other person that day, but caught some great fish.