These are links to places I use or recommend for good information.

 

 

Maps and Travel Info for Eastern Mountains.

 

The purpose of this section is to give you info that is not immediately available when wandering the Smoky's, Appalachians, and the national forests of the areas of  Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky.   I have spent many hours perusing these sites and found them to be some of the most helpful information sites for roaming the mountains.· You will find others, but I'm sure you'll find most of what you need right here.

Printed Maps and Gazetteers - Amazingly detailed, large-format topographic & street map atlases of all 50 U.S. states. Unbeatable recreational information & detail. Most states just $19.95!

Kevin Adams Books - Nature and Photography Books

West Virginia Waterfalls - My site with photos and directions to various waterfalls in West Virginia and the New River Gorge and Canaan Valley.

N.C. Waterfalls - One of my favorite sites for info.· The author has a lot of pertinent information to get you to your destination safely and with some foreknowledge of the area.· Thanks to Rich Stevenson for maintaining this wonderful site.

WNC Waterfalls.info - an interesting site with an interactive map and a  lot of information supplemental and additional to other info here.  Worth a look for sure.

WNCOutdoors.info - Lots of detailed infor here.

Appalachian Treks - Another very good and informative website, with a lot of photos and info about the mountains, trails, and sights, along with a bit of philosophizing, poetry and quotes from some famous folk.

N.C. Waterfalls Map - No connection with the first link, but additional info.· This is a google map and is sort of slow to load, but I think you will find it of value.

RATtreks - A blog about the adventures of a man named RAT.  Looking for some adventure?  RAT can help you with that.

Eastern Waterfall Database - Not so complete as the title might suggest, however, a site, not without merit.· You won't find everything in one place, so look here too.

S.C. Waterfalls - Contains a list of N.C. and S.C. waterfalls as well as a lot of links to state and local parks and other info.· Photography is not great but you will find more info here as well.

North Georgia Waterfalls - Jack Anthony Photography with lots of photos and info

Longstreet Highroad Guide to the North Carolina Mountains - Sherpa Guides has an online version of this excellent book for free.

Tennessee Landforms - A veritable plethora of information regarding Tenessee landforms and mapping.

Swimming Holes - A simple page with a ton of info about creeks, rivers, waterfalls, swimmin' holes and the like, for the whole U.S. of A.

Tennessee Dept. of Transportation - State and county maps and road information.

N.C. Department of Transportation - State and county maps and road information.

W.V. Department of Transportation - State and county maps and road information.

Virginia Dept. of Transportation - State and county maps and road information.· O.K.· This website is not up to the same caliber as the above DOT's, so here are two links to maps in PDF (printable) and interactive (OTIM Online Transportation Information Map).· You may need them both.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps for N.C. National Forests - Courtesy of UNC library.

Ketucky Transportation Cabinet - Map Section

Digital Data Services, Inc. - Map Finder.· Topographical Quad (and others) Maps for free.

Smokey Mt. Area Quad Maps - Coweeta LTER Digital Raster Graphic Collection has topographic digital quad maps.

Western North Carolina Waterfall Map (Online)

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - University of Texas Library of Maps.· This link will take you to the list of U.S. National Parks, but, there is so much more here.· Prepare to spend some time here.

State Parks Dot Com -· The name says it all.· Click and go for info.

Dupont State Forest

 TOPOZONE - Free USGS Topo Maps for the entire U.S.

National Weather Service Radar

Intellicast Weather

GPS File Depot  -  Ultimate source for FREE GPS files including user contributed and created maps, ximage hosting, articles, tutorials, and tools to help you with your projects.

DOT North Carolina - If you're travelling anywhere around GSMNP, this is a great place to get road info.· Get state county and road closure info and maps here.

DOT Tennessee - Not near as good as North Carolina's DOT but, plenty helpfull.· Get state county and road closure info and maps here.

Wilderness Survival Guide: How To Stay Alive if Lost, Hurt or Stranded from AMMO.COM

Photography Websites

Photo hosting at Smug Mug.

Fine Art America is a great, low cost place to host and sell your artwork.

Exposing Digital Photography - A free and comprehensive course offered by the Harvard Extension School

The Photographer's Right - Legal rights for photographers.

Photography and Art Supplies

 

Found this great and really cheap place in N. Carolina to buy framing supplies.  Cheap Joe's is worth a look for sure.

Light Impressions is not the cheapest place I've found, but they have 13 x 19 precut matts.  Price is good if bought in lots of 25.

REDIMAT - Quality Pre Cut Matting,  Clear Bags & Framing for Photographers, Artists & Crafters

 

N.C. Hiking and Touring Sites

 

Hiking in Western North Carolina - A decent site with lots of info and photos too.  Also some map info.

 

Other Stuff

& Area Links:


Transylvania County Tourism
800-648-4523
www.visitwaterfalls.com

Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce
828-883-3700
www.brevardncchamber.org

Dupont State Forest
NC Division of Forest Resources, Region 3 Office
828-251-6509
www.dupontforest.com

Gorges State Park
828-966-9099
www.ncsparks.net (follow link to Gorges State Park)

The Pisgah District Ranger Station/Pisgah National Forest
828-877-3265
www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission
888-2HUNTFISH (248-6834) or 888-629-4535
www.ncwildlife.org

The Cradle of Forestry In America Interpretive Association
828-884-4734 or 828-884-5713
www.cradleofforestry.com

The Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education
828-877-4423
www.ncwildlife.org (follow links to Conservation Education & Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education)

Heart of Brevard
828-884-3278
www.brevardnc.org

North Carolina's Official Tourism Site
www.visitnc.com

Asheville Area CVB & Visitor Center
www.exploreasheville.com

Henderson County Travel & Tourism
www.historichendersonville.org

Trout House Falls
704-691-2131
www.trouthousefalls.com

Red House Inn
828-884-9349
www.brevardbedandbreakfast.com

Big Branch Cabins
828-885-2972
www.bigbranchcabins.com

Black Forest Campground
828-884-2267
www.blackforestcampground.com

Ash Grove Resort
828-885-7216
www.ash-grove.com

Oxbow River Snorkeling
www.oxbowriversnorkeling.com

The Sassy Goose Bed & Breakfast
828-966-9493
www.sassygoose.com

Linne 'Ardan Bed & Breakfast
828-625-8182
www.linnearden.com

The Cabins at Seven Foxes
828-877-6333
www.sevenfoxes.com

Headwaters Outfitters
828-877-3106
www.headwatersoutfitters.com

Rainbow Lake Resort
828-862-5354
www.rainbowlake.com

Homestead Farm South
828-862-8286
www.pisgahforestnc.com

McCrary Cabins
828-329-7709
www.mccrarycabins.com

Deer Ridge Vacation Rentals
1-877-782-9962
www.deerridgepm.com

Mountain Meadows Guest Cottage
828-862-3396
web.citcom.net/~mtmeadowgc/

The Cottages at Spring House Farm
828-738-9798
www.springhousefarm.com

A Healing Oasis
828-891-1602
www.ahealingoasis.com

Red Lion Inn
828-884-6868
www.redlioninnbrevard.com

Blue Arrow Cottage
336-599-3358
www.vrbo.com/228427

Bradley Creek Falls Mountain Retreat
352-267-9189
www.bradleycreekfalls.com/

Rustic Mountain Haven
www.vrbo.com/174640

Private Cottage at Great Location - Bold Creek - Trout Pond
www.vrbo.com/72932

The Sunset Motel
828-884-9106
www.thesunsetmotel.com

Blue Ridge Hiker
www.blueridgehiker.com

Adele's In Town Retreat
www.vrbo.com/231105

Deerwoode Lodge and Cabins
www.deerwoode.com/