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<em>Smoky Mountain Magic</em>

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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Cades Cove

  • The Cades Cove Story

    This bestselling book by A. Randolph Shields. Mr. Shields tells the fascinating story of this beautiful, lively, mountain community. Learn about homelife, religion, country stores, agriculture, and education in the cove. Delightful historic photographs. Softcover, 116 pages, 9" x 6".

  • Cades Cove Self-Guiding Booklet

    This handy booklet is keyed to numbered posts along the 11-mile Cades Cove Loop Road. Filled with lots of information on wildlife and Cades Cove history. Illustrated with color and historic black and white photographs. Written by Carson Brewer. 32 pages.

  • Cades Cove: The Dream of the Smoky Mountains

    If you like Cades Cove, you'll adore this book! It features the prose of Rose Houk (Exploring the Smokies, The Walker Sisters of Little Greenbrier) and nearly 100 incredible color photographs by photographer extraordinaire Bill Lea. Topics covered include American Indians in the cove, wildlife, geology, wildflowers, settlement, and community life. Also included is an excellent map and special sections on Bear #287 (the real "Troublesome Cub"), Becky Cable, and the Civil War in the Cove. 9" x 11" and 72 pages.

Cades Cove is the most popular area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

27 miles from Gatlinburg, 57 miles from Cherokee, 9 miles from Townsend

john oliver cabin by andy koons

John Oliver Cabin by Andy Koons

Settled in 1818-1821 by the first non-Indians

Day Hikes:

  • Abrams Falls Via Abrams Falls Trail
  • Ace Gap Trail
  • Gregory Bald Trail
  • Gregory Bald Trail Via Gregory Ridge Trail
  • Hannah Mountain Trail
  • Rabbit Creek Trail
  • Rich Mountain Loop Hike
  • Spence Field/Russell Field Loop
  • Cades Cove Self-Guiding Nature Trail