Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Open house for new FOTS North Carolina office location

March 7, 2018

by Julie Dodd Friends of the Smokies celebrated the reopening of its North Carolina office in a new location in downtown Asheville on Feb. 28. More than 50 community members attended. GSMNP Superintendent Cassius Cash and Management Assistant and Public…

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2018 Classic Hikes of the Smokies

February 16, 2018

hikers at Hall Cabin

by Julie Dodd The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, learn about the history and ecology of the park, and to meet other…

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5 Things to Do If Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Shut Down

January 19, 2018

Updated: Monday, January 22, 11:00am Please understand that if you visit GSMNP during a government shut down, services will be limited. We ask that you visit responsibly and use caution and common sense. In the event of an accident or…

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