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

May 1, 2015

Video: Alum Cave Trail restoration begins Monday morning

Crews with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will begin a two-year reconstruction project of the Alum Cave Trail on Monday. Due to construction the trail will be closed every Monday through Thursday, excluding federal holidays, through Nov. 19. The…

Upcoming Events

Event

May 08, 2015

3P BBQ – Picnic in Pittman for the Park

Join Friends of the Smokies for the 17th Annual Picnic in Pittman for the Park, a celebration of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the long history of its support and preservation by the people of this region. Tickets are…