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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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Fall at Newfound Gap by John Northrup

Fall at Newfound Gap by John Northrup

Newfound Gap, on Highway 441, the main road through the park, is a fantastic spot for views.  This is the site where FDR officially dedicated the park in 1940. An altitude of 5,049' and a parking lot on the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina, give you the chance to see the stunning views of the Smoky Mountains you've seen so many times on postcards.

16 miles from Gatlinburg, 18 miles from Cherokee, 34 miles from Townsend

Newfound Gap in Snow by Terry Barnes

Newfound Gap in Snow by Terry Barnes

Newfound Gap in Winter Fog by Donna Eaton

Newfound Gap in Winter Fog by Donna Eaton