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
Jun 14 New Horace Kephart documentary to be premiered in Bryson City Jun 14, 2017 Great Smoky Mountains Association and the Kephart Foundation will premiere a new documentary focusing on the life of Horace Kephart in two public presentations July 7 and 8 in Bryson City. Read More >
May 05 Rainbow Falls Trail Rehabilitation Begins May 8 May 5, 2017 Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that a 2-year trail rehabilitation project will begin next week on the popular Rainbow Falls Trail. Read More >
Apr 26 New ‘Hazel Creek’ book acquaints readers with this complex, controversial community Apr 26, 2017 “Hazel Creek: The Life and Death of an Iconic Mountain Community” takes readers from first white settlers’ arrival from Cades Cove, Tenn., in the early 1830s, through its economic boom and bust years, to its complicated, controversial place in today’s Western North Carolina landscape.   Read More >
Apr 25 Park Announces 2017 Synchronous Firefly Viewing Dates Apr 25, 2017 Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for this year's firefly viewing in Elkmont. Read More >

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