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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Latest News


August 25, 2015

VIDEO: High school volunteer makes a difference in Smokies (WBIR)

by Jonathan Jones, WBIR Sometimes when you grow up next to something as beautiful as the Great Smoky MountainsĀ it can be easy to take it for granted. Busy day-to-day lives can make one forget what’s in their own back yard….

Upcoming Events


August 30, 2015

Gran Fondo Asheville

Experience the only cycling event that starts in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, one of Frommer’s Travel Guides Best Places to Go in 2015, and help support America’s most-visited national park in the Gran Fondo Asheville! Choose from 30-, 60-, and…