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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November 23, 2015

Park Offers Black Friday Hiking Options

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites visitors to join them for ranger-led hikes across the park on Friday, November 27. Hikes will be offered in the Cataloochee, Elkmont, and Cades Cove areas of the park providing an outstanding opportunity for…

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December 01, 2015


After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, why not take a second and give back? That’s the idea behind #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving to support your favorite organizations. This December 1st, make a donation to Friends of the Smokies…