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


August 22, 2017

Clingmans Dome Tower Rehabilitation Project Begins August 23

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower will be closed beginning Wednesday, August 23 through the remainder of the 2017 season to complete rehabilitation work thanks to funding received from a Partners in Preservation…

Upcoming Events


August 23, 2017

23rd Annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon

Tune into our broadcast Wednesday,¬†August 23 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on WLOS News13 and WBIR Channel 10. Last year, we raised more than $205,000, putting our telethon total over $3.5 million. Will you help us again this year? Join the…