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.

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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Latest News

News

September 18, 2018

Park Hosts Volunteer Trail Opportunity for National Public Lands Day

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a volunteer trail maintenance workday on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in celebration of the 25th annual National Public Lands Day. Participants are invited to work on a trail rehabilitation project along the Oconaluftee…

Upcoming Events

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September 26, 2018

Trails Forever Volunteer Work Day (Rainbow Falls)

Trails Forever is a partnership program between Great Smoky Mountains National Park andĀ Friends of the Smokies. The volunteer component of the Trails Forever program gives individuals theĀ opportunity to work in conjunction with National Park Service employees and make lasting andĀ important…