How our national park nearly had another lake

Cades Cove is one of the most popular places to visit in the Smokies  

It's a great place to spot wildlife ... 

And see historical cabins and churches 

But did you know there was once an effort to make it a lake? 

Those who liked the idea said it would enhance tourism 

Ultimately, they decided to preserve the land instead of making a fake lake 

And it's hard to imagine it any other way! 

Can you imagine if Cades Cove was a lake instead? 

Comment and tell us your thoughts!