We are staying at Townsend Gateway Motel for one night in June for easy access to Cades Cove. Unfortunately, our stay is on a Tuesday night which means we won't have early morning access to CC on the Wednesday morning as I have just read on TA that CC is closed to vehicles until 10am - I wanted to be there early to see if we could spot bears.
So if we leave early, head to Gatlinburg for breakfast, then enter the park, probably drive Roaring Forks before heading for CC. Would we have to go all the way back to Townsend for CC or can we access it from within the park. We have visited the park before, but it was a long time ago.
Just a thought - is it the whole park that is closed until 10am or just CC?