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‘Adopt-a-Cabin’ volunteers needed to clean Cades Cove cabins
Published March 10, 2023; 12:00 p.m.

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Adopt a Cabin volunteer sweeps a Cades Cove historic cabin. Image by GSMNP

GATLINBURG, TN -- Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently recruiting volunteers to 'Adopt-a-Cabin' in Cades Cove. Individuals or groups can sign up to adopt one of four historic Cades Cove cabins—Elijah Oliver Homestead, Whitehead Cabin, Dan Lawson Place, and Tipton Place.

Adopt-a-Cabin volunteers are expected to visit their assigned cabin at least once a month for light housekeeping and maintenance tasks. All Adopt-a-Cabin volunteers will be required to attend a training and Spring Cleaning event on Tuesday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park holds one of the best collections of historic log buildings in the eastern United States. Cabins, barns, churches, schools and grist mills have been preserved or rehabilitated and are popular destinations for park visitors. The buildings need regular cleaning and light maintenance.

If you are interested in adopting a Cades Cove cabin, please email Trails and Facilities Volunteer Coordinator Adam Monroe (


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