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Smoky Mountain Magic

SMOKY MOUNTAIN MAGIC--Horace Kephart's fictional adventure set in the Deep Creek watershed, Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Bryson City in the summer of 1925. Written in 1929 and never before published. The original manuscript was passed down for 3 generations recently surfaced during the park's 75th anniversary celebration. "What better topic than a journey into a forbidden realm, complete with witches, robber barons, noble savages and a winsome lady, all wrapped in a cloak of mystery and myth?" asks reviewer Gary Carden. Kephart is featured in Ken Burn's PBS series on our national parks. He is the author of "Our Southern Highlanders", "Cherokees of the Smokies", and "Camping and Woodcraft". Available in hardcover and softcover. Read More >

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Smokies iPhone and Android App

We're #1 in the nation! This app won first place from APPL  2011.

Great Smokies App

GSMA has partnered with Nomad Mobile Guides, Inc. to develop Smokies iPhone Apps. Great Smoky Mountains National Park benefits from every purchase. Now available for Android!

The Smokies Visitor Guide, available on iPhone and Android, is included in the free app and covers all the basic information you need to know, such as:

  • Favorite Destinations
  • Black Bears
  • Recreation: including auto touring, camping, picknicking, horse camping and riding, and more
  • Concerns, guidelines, and tips: including what to do if you see a bear
  • Services: including restrooms, visitor centers, and concessions in the parks
  • Offline Park road map

The Best of the Great Smoky Mountains app for iPhone ($2.99) includes the Smokies Visitor Guide (above) along with guides to some of the most popular activities and destinations in the park:

  • Auto Touring in the Smokies: Tour 5 of the Smokies most scenic roads.
  • Cades Cove Tour: Enjoy nature and human history on the Cades Cove loop road and the Cable Mill area.
  • Day Hikes Favorites: Hike 32 of our favorite trails with these directions to the trailheads.
  • Self-Guiding Nature Trails: Enjoy a stroll along 11 of our quiet walkways and nature trails.
  • Waterfall Favorites: Hike or drive to our favorite waterfalls.
  • Park Trail Map: Find any trail or roads in the park with our map, available offline.

Like all Nomad applications, all of the guides and maps are available without a cell signal.