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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.

 

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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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Latest News

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January 8, 2021

GSMNP offers Artist-in-Residence Program

by Julie Dodd Artists who would like to be inspired in their work by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park…

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December 11, 2020

Ceremony marks reopening of Trillium Gap Trail and FOTS donation of truck to GSMNP

by Julie Dodd A special ceremony at Trillium Gap Trail on Nov. 10, 2020, reopened the trail after after two…