Join the fun and celebrate all the Smokies have to offer at the annual Members Weekend retreat. This year’s event will take place September 15–16 at The Park Vista in Gatlinburg, TN.

Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing attendees soon!

Join us for a weekend of adventure, learning, and celebration in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We will convene at The Park Vista in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on September 15–16.

The weekend will be filled with exciting activities, including guided hikes, citizen science classes, and presentations from our leadership team and partners. We have also partnered with Discover Life in America to host a bioblitz in celebration of their 25th anniversary—a Members Weekend first!

If you have any questions regarding Members Weekend, please do not hesitate to reach out to GSMA’s membership team at

We hope you will join us for this weekend of community and learning about the park we all work together to protect and preserve.

Thank you for your support of the Smokies,
Peyton Proffitt, Membership Director

Ticket Information

This year, we are offering a full weekend pass and single-day passes for both Friday and Saturday. Full-weekend ticket pricing is $179 for members, $214 for non-member guests. Friday only tickets are $120 for members, and $155 for non-member guests. Saturday only tickets are $65 for members, and $100 for non-member guests. The schedule for each day can be viewed by clicking one of the pass links below. Once you have registered for Members Weekend, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to select your breakout sessions.

2023 Members Weekend program now available! Click images for a larger view.