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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.

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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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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Latest News

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News | February 26, 2024

Search and Rescue program benefits from FOTS support

by Julie Dodd Every year, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) conducts between 100 to 150 search and rescue missions.[…]

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News | February 13, 2024

GSMNP Artist-in-Residence Program deadline nears for 2024 applications; Artists from 2023 share their experiences

by Julie Dodd Artists who would like to participate in a unique creative experience in Great Smoky Mountains National Park[…]