Friends of the Smokies

Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects.

Smokies License Plates

Friends of the Smokies license plates in Tennessee and North Carolina drive improvements all across Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Find out how to get your very own.

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June 13, 2016

Public Invited to Clingmans Dome Open House

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend from the highest point in Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a special open house event at Clingmans Dome. As part of a grant competition from the National Trust for Historic Places, Friends of the Smokies…

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June 29, 2016

Trails Forever Volunteer Work Day

Trails Forever is a partnership program between Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Friends of the Smokies. The volunteer component of the Trails Forever program gives individuals the opportunity to work in conjunction with National Park Service employees and make lasting and important…