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.MAKE A DONATION
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News | September 20, 2023
‘Plein Air Smokies’ showcases talented artists and beauty of the Smokies, Sept. 24-30, 2023
by Julie Dodd Make your plans now to be part of ‘Plein Air Smokies,’ which will be held in the[…]
News | August 28, 2023
Schoolhouse Gap Trail hike provides views of wildflowers, mushrooms and Park’s boundary
by Beth RansomHike Leader Fifteen hearty hikers gathered at the Schoolhouse Gap Trail parking area Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2023. […]