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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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Deep Creek

  • Day Hikes In the Deep Creek Area

    This fold-out map and guide is your ticket to the wonderful Deep Creek watershed. Deep Creek boasts some of he most interesting loop hikes and waterfall walks in the Smokies, buth the maze of interconnected trail segments also makes it the most confounding. The folder includes a full color shaded relief map, accurate trail mileages, and in-depth descriptions of seven rewarding day hikes. Published by Great Smoky Mountains Association. 24" x 17".

  • Deep Creek Trail Patch

    What better way to celebrate the end of a successful hike in the Smokies than adding another one of these colorful patches to your collection? Great for sewing on packs, vests, hats, etc. 1.5 inches across.

  • Deep Creek Hiking Medallion

    Great enamel hiking medallion painted with an image of Deep Creek.  A nice addition to your hiking staff.  All purchases from us benefit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Deep Creek is a paradise for nature lovers.  Great for short hikes to waterfalls, hiking trails, fishing, tubing.

48 miles from Gatlinburg, 14 miles from Cherokee, 65 miles from Townsend

Deep Creek by Terry Barnes

Photo of Deep Creek by Terry Barnes


  • Juney Whank Falls Loop
  • Three Waterfalls Loop
  • Deep Creek/Indian Creek Loop
  • Sunkota Ridge/DeepCreek Loop
  • Indian Creek/Thomas Divide Loop
  • Deep Creek/Noland Divide Loop
  • Indian Creek/Sunkota Ridge Loop  

Iris at Deep Creek by Robins Nest Photography

Iris at Deep Creek by Robins Nest Photography