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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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February 22, 2021

Classic Hikes of the Smokies 2021

by Julie Dodd Friends of the Smokies starts Classic Hikes of the Smokies for 2021 with a hike of Mingus…

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February 12, 2021

GSMNP’s ‘beautiful water’ inspires art quilter Nancy Hershberger

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Artist-in-Residence Program provides artists the opportunity to immerse themselves in the park and create art….