The above link will take you to a story in the local news section of The Knoxville News Sentinel about restoring a brook trout stream in the Cherokee National Forest. Some cool photos! McNabb Creek, the featured creek in the article is a tributary of the North River and is not open to fishing. However, the article will give you a good idea of what has happened, cumulatively, to the parklands in recent years. It will also give you some idea of the scope of the efforts the state of Tennessee in it's attempts to restore the natural order of things.