Card'nal Cove Resort
Calm – Peaceful – Tranquil
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1025 Card’Nal Cove Rd
Rutledge, TN 37861
Main Phone: 865-828-5300
Contact: Cardnal Cove
Cherokee Lake Marinas
| Cherokee Lake Campgrounds
Focus on relaxing, away from the fast pace of the everyday!
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Whether you prefer tent camping or rolling in with your RV, take your choice of campsites at the waters edge! All of our camp-sites and cabins are beneath mature shade trees, so bring your lawn chairs. We have coin laundry, hot showers, clean restrooms and camp fires are allowed.

Call us and let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs!

E-brochures and Rates available @

Discount offered for Large Groups and Extended Stays!


Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend;

The pool is OPEN from 9am – 9pm.

Out Pavilion is available to our Guests for large gatherings, please check in with at the Dock house for availability.

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The Galley offers a wide variety of foods, including breakfast, burgers, grilled chicken, salads, pizza and homemade Milkshakes! We invite you to drop in during your stay and enjoy your meal on the deck overlooking Card’Nal Cove. Pick-up ordering is also available.

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We offer pontoon boat rentals.
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Friendly service has long been a tradition for us! Our staff is available to handle all of your marine and camping needs! Some of the items on hand include ice, bait & tackle, beverages & basic groceries, as well as the latest fishing information.

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Cherokee Lake offers some of the best fishing in the state!! Our lake has more varieties of fish, including Bass, Crappie & more Striper than any other lake in the Tennessee Valley Authority system. When you bring your boat, you will have full access to our boat ramp and the opportunity to store your boat in a covered slip on our boat dock. Don’t have a boat? You can fish off of our dock & we’re sure you will catch enough for dinner!


With 450 miles of shoreline and over 59 miles long, Cherokee Lake offers more than enough room for any water-sport your family enjoys!

Or, consider taking the 9 nautical-mile cruise to Cherokee Dam! This cruise is beautiful any time of the year, especially in the fall when you can enjoy the “Fall Colors”! Any direction you go on Cherokee Lake, you are assured a scenic view, enjoy sheer rock cliffs, shale beaches and islands of varying sizes to explore! There is something for everyone on Cherokee Lake.


Card’Nal Cove Resort, in Grainger County, is located in the valley between the Clinch Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains. As such, we enjoy all four seasons and the beauty associated with seasonal change. During the summer months, we have warm days and cool nights with NO mosquitoes—due to the slight variations in the lake levels that kill mosquito eggs before they have a chance to hatch!

Annual Average Temperature: 56°
Average July High Temp: 88°
Average July Low Temp: 68°
Annual Average Precipitation: 59"

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