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 understanding and appreciation through education, interpretation, and research.
Proud Partner of the National Park Service Since 1953
Become a Member Become a Smokies Insider - as a GSMA member, you not only support this national park, but you gain exclusive access to web content, including our Wildflower and Fall Color reports, GSMA publications and special merchandise offers.
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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
May 25 Pollinator Garden Dedication Marks First of DLIA Talk Series at Sugarlands May 25, 2018 Discover Life in America dedicated the pollinator garden at Sugarlands Visitor Center on May 18. Read More >
May 25 Fireflies and Bioluminescence – An Interview with Will Kuhn May 25, 2018 One of the most exciting and fabulously popular events each year in late May and early-to-mid June is the flashy mating ritual of the synchronous fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains.? Read More >
May 04 Author of Smokies rescues book experiences one first-hand May 4, 2018 If you’ve ever come face-to-face with a group of your heroes, then you understand one of the many emotions author David Brill experienced while hiking recently in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read More >
Apr 27 Great Smoky Mountains Association’s aid-to-park funding tops $2 million in 2017 Apr 27, 2018 In its recently released annual report of activity for 2017, GSMA listed its contributions to the national park at $2,357,024 Read More >

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