Our Mission Great Smoky Mountains Association supports the perpetual preservation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the national park system by promoting greater public interest and appreciation through education, interpretation, and research.


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Experience the Smokies With more than 9 million visitors annually, Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts individuals with a wide range of recreational and educational desires. Popular activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, sightseeing, auto-touring, and fishing.
Latest News
Aug 30 Park and Cherokee Leaders Discuss Gathering Rule Aug 30, 2016 Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian leadership met to discuss the recently modified regulation governing the gathering of plants in national parks. Read More >
Aug 15 Park Welcomes New Chief of Resource Education Aug 15, 2016 Nigel Fields has been selected as the next Chief of Resource Education.  He replaces Liz Dupree, who retired at the end of last year.  Read More >
Aug 04 CD Launch Event Set -- August 20 at Oconaluftee Visitor Center Aug 4, 2016 Great Smoky Mountains Association is set to launch its third album of traditional American music featuring artists of today recreating songs performed by Smoky Mountain residents at the time of the development of a national park. The North Carolina launch event is set for Saturday, Aug. 20, at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee. Read More >
Jun 06 DOLLY PARTON, NORMAN BLAKE AMONG THE ARTISTS ON ANTHOLOGY OF TRADITIONAL AMERICAN MUSIC FROM THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY: NEW OLD-TIME SMOKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC Jun 6, 2016 Album pays tribute to the more than 4,000 people who gave up their ancestral homes to create Great Smoky Mountains National Park Read More >

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