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


February 24, 2017

Park Announces Solar Eclipse Event

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced event plans for the Great American Total Eclipse occurring on Monday, August 21, 2017. The park is offering an opportunity to experience the total eclipse through a special, ticketed event at Clingmans Dome…

Upcoming Events


March 01, 2017

Beer BeCAUSE at Twin Leaf Brewery

As part of an on-going event series to benefit organizations and non-profits that are near and dear to their hearts, Twin Leaf Brewery is hosting a monthly pint night known as “Beer beCAUSE”. March’s Beer BeCAUSE is Friends of Great…