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
Nov 23 #OptOutside this Black Friday Nov 23, 2015 Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites visitors to join them for ranger-led hikes across the park on Friday, Nov. 27. Hikes will be offered in the Cataloochee, Elkmont, and Cades Cove areas of the park providing an outstanding opportunity for people of all ages to #OptOutside and enjoy the park. Read More >
Nov 13 October 2015 visitation is second highest ever Nov 13, 2015 Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed 1,370,640 visitors in October 2015, exceeding 2014’s mark of 1,303,640. Read More >
Oct 15 GSMA's children's books program earns national spotlight Oct 15, 2015 Read More >
Oct 01 GSMNP unveils new alternative fuel equipment for use by park, visitors Oct 1, 2015 The new equipment helps the park leave a smaller carbon footprint and allows the public to join in the effort. Read More >

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