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
Oct 24 Executive director hosts South African Eisenhower fellow Oct 24, 2016 Great Smoky Mountains Association Executive Director Laurel Rematore recently spent an afternoon with Eisenhower Fellow Ms. Sbusisiwe (Sbu) Myeni of South Africa discussing the ways in which GSMA programs and services contribute to the fiscal sustainability and operation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Read More >
Oct 20 GSMA joins effort to create comprehensive outdoor recreation map Oct 20, 2016 More than 2 million acres of public forests, parks and scenic byways throughout East Tennessee and Western North Carolina can now be viewed in print and online in a new Outdoor Recreation Map initiated by the Cherokee National Forest. Read More >
Sep 08 2016 Music of the Mountains Sep 8, 2016 The event tells the story of music in the Southern Appalachians through its diverse history by letting visitors experience a variety of music that was played in the region or represents old-time music’s roots.  Read More >
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 >

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