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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 | October 13, 2021

High school interns capture experience with creative projects

by Julie Dodd ‘Creatively capture the experience of being a Great Smoky Mountains National Park high school summer intern’ was[…]

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News | October 12, 2021

Virtual Town Hall Events Explore African American History in Smokies

by Julie Dodd Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are holding virtual town hall events this fall concerning the history[…]