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

News

July 24, 2015

National and State Park Concessions Selected as Concessioner

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce that National and State Park Concessions Riding Stables, Inc. (NSPC) has been selected for a new 10-year concession contract to operate the horse riding stables in Cades Cove. The current contract for these…

Upcoming Events

Event

July 29, 2015

Trails Forever Volunteer Work Day

Trails Forever is a partnership program between Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Friends of the Smokies. The volunteer component of the Trails Forever program gives individuals the opportunity to work in conjunction with National Park Service employees and make lasting and important…