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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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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

  • Self-Guide to Roaring Fork

    An economical guide to Roaring Fork.

  • Auto Touring Folder

    This colorful folder shows and describes the park's main routes and backroads. Includes a large scale park map and many detail maps of popular destinations. A must for your car's glove box!

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map Pack Bundle

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park maps by National Geographic of the entire park, the Clingmans Dome and Cataloochee area, and the Cades Cove and Elkmont area.  These maps show roads and trails, quiet walkways, the Appalachian, Benton MacKaye & Mountains-to-Sea Trails, and give detailed stream-crossing information.  These are high-quality waterproof and tear-resistent maps that will give you confidence making your way around the park.

Roaring Fork by Richard Bernabe

Roaring Fork by Richard Bernabe

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail - drive through lovely forests, waterfalls, streams, and historic buildings.  A perfect place to tour and get the feel of the Smokies.

6-mile long one-way loop paved road.  Top speed 15 mph.  Not for buses, motorhomes, or vehicles towing trailers.  Closed in winter.

2 miles from Gatlinburg, 34 miles from Cherokee, 24 miles from Townsend

Ephraim Bales place by Christine Rich Romano

Ephraim Bales place by Christine Rich Romano

Roaring Fork Cascade by Robert Lee Goodman

Roaring Fork Cascade by Robert Lee Goodman

Fall in Roaring Fork by Charlie Choc

Fall in Roaring Fork by Charlie Choc