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


May 4, 2016

Park Invites the Public to Collections Preservation Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Open House

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the National Park Service Collections Preservation Center in Townsend, TN on Friday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be followed by a public open house of…

Upcoming Events


May 06, 2016

Greenbrier Barn Party

Join Friends of the Smokies for a Big Orange party to celebrate Great Smoky Mountains National Park! This event (formerly the 3P-BBQ) is a fun, casual evening with live and silent auctions to raise money for America’s most-visited national park….