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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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  • Elkmont Self-Guiding Nature Trail Booklet

    Handy fold-out guide to the historic Elkmont area.

  • Last Train to Elkmont

    By Vic Weals. A well-researched history of the logging boom days in the Little River area of the Smokies. Features lots of historic photographs and interviews with residents. Softcover 150 pages, 6" x9".

  • Cades Cove Elkmont Map

    Waterproof Cades Cove and Elkmont area map of Great Smoky Mountains National Park by National Geographic. Durable and tear-resistant. Includes detailed stream-crossing information. GPS compatible with full UTM Grid.

Fall in Elkmont by Vicki Nicely Towe

Fall in Elkmont by Vicki Nicely Towe

Elkmont is the largest of all the park's campgrounds, with 220 sites.  Several nice hikes along the rivers and streams.  Famous for the synchronous firefly display in summer.

Closed in winter.

Elkmont Camping by Hannah Schlicher Kilgore

Elkmont Camping by Hannah Schlicher Kilgore