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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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Clingmans Dome

  • Clingmans Dome Self-Guiding Walking Tour Booklet

    Explore the tip-top of the Smokies and enjoy the thrilling views from Clingmans Dome Tower with the help of this handy guide.

  • Clingmans Dome Map T-Shirt

    Commemorate your visit to the highest point in the Smokies with this beautiful t-shirt.  A round map of the view from Clingmans Dome in color with a topographical  map and a caption letting everyone know you climbed to 6,643'.  A wonderful durable t-shirt.

  • Sunset from Clingmans Dome Poster

    Fabulous retro-style poster of a black bear climbing a tree as the sun sets. The view from Clingmans Dome is one of the best in the park. Favorite park destinations are listed: Roaring Fork, Cataloochee Valley, Mountain Farm Museum, Mingus Mill, Cades Cove, Newfound Gap, and Deep Creek. A striking poster that is a real collector's item.

Sunrise at Clingmans Dome by Carl Alan Smith

Sunrise at Clingmans Dome by Carl Alan Smith

Clingmans Dome - Get  the most spectacular view in the Smokies.  See 360 degrees from an observation tower.  At 6,643 feet, this is the highest peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

A steep half-mile long paved trail leads from the parking area to the observation tower on Clingmans summit.

Restrooms, information center, bookstore, and exibits next to the parking lot.

23 miles from Gatlinburg, 25 miles from Cherokee, 41 miles from Townsend

Sunrise at Clingmans Dome by Scott Hotaling

Sunrise at Clingmans Dome by Scott Hotaling

Twilight at Clingmans Dome by Bernie Kaspar

Twilight at Clingmans Dome by Bernie Kaspar

Fall at Clingmans Dome by Gary Wilson

Fall at Clingmans Dome by Gary Wilson