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


July 19, 2017

Join Park Rangers for Smokies Service Days

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are excited to announce a new opportunity for the public to participate in service projects across the park. Park staff have coordinated ten Smokies Service Days on Saturdays beginning July 22 through October 28….

Upcoming Events


August 01, 2017

Pint Night at River Sports Outfitters

It’s time for your favorite first Tuesday night event! Pint night!! Join River Sports Outfitters at 6pm the first Tuesday of every month to help raise money for Friends of the Smokies and support all of our wonderful sponsors, all…