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Friends Of The Smokies


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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.

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GET YOUR BEAR PLATE

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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MEMBERSHIP

When you become a Member, you’ll receive a membership card, a Friends of the Smokies decal and our exclusive newsletters. Members enjoy discounts on attractions, hotels, restaurants and more! This annual commitment helps ensure funding for critical park programs and helps maintain the Smokies as a crown jewel of the National Park Service!

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Join the community of Friends who love and support the Smokies! Follow us on our social our media channels, and share your stories, videos and photos to inspire others to become a Friend. Tag us @smokiesfriends and use the hashtag #SmokiesFriends on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Latest News

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News | September 27, 2022

‘Plein Air in the Smokies’ Gala and Private Art Sale showcases more than 200 original paintings

by Julie Dodd Celebrate the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by attending the “Plein Air in the Smokies” Gala Reception[…]

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News | September 22, 2022

Twentymile Loop Trail – September Classic Hike of the Smokies

by Beth RansomHike Leader The Friends of the Smokies September Classic Hike was held in the Twentymile Ranger District of[…]