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 19, 2017

19th Annual Greenbrier Barn Party Raises $166,000 for National Park

KODAK, TN – Friends of the Smokies hosted more than 450 guests at the 19th annual Greenbrier Barn Party on Friday, May 12th. The fundraising event featured live and silent auctions raising $166,205 this year in support of Great Smoky…

Upcoming Events


May 26, 2017

Stargazing at Purchase Knob

Friends of the Smokies Evening Under the Stars at Purchase Knob Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00-10:00PM Join us at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Experience mountain night skies through the lens of…