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 15, 2017

Park Plans Prescribed Burn in Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Appalachian Piedmont Zone fire management staff plan to burn approximately 800 acres of fields near Hyatt Lane and the western end of Cades Cove. Weather permitting, burn operations will occur Thursday, February 16 through…

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…