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

News

December 1, 2016

AT&T to Donate $20,000 to Aid Communities Impacted by East Tennessee Wildfires

AT&T Contributes to Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Fire Relief Fund and Friends of the Smokies AT&T* is donating $20,000 to aid communities following the East Tennessee wildfires. The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Fire Relief Fund and Friends of the Smokies…

Upcoming Events

Event

December 06, 2016

Classic Hike of the Smokies: Grotto Falls

Lace up your boots for the December Classic Hike to Grotto Falls on Trillium Gap Trail! Join Friends of the Smokies on this moderately difficult 7-mile round trip hike which has a total elevation gain of 1,000 feet. This Classic Hike highlights Friends’…