More Ways to Explore the Park
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Want to have an adventure in the park? The park's partner organizations offer a wide variety of programs to help you explore and learn about the national park. Please visit their websites for program schedules and fees.
• Great Smoky Mountains Association offers hikes and activities that enhance the knowledge and appreciation of the national park. The programs cover a variety of topics from cultural activities, night walks, and guided hikes.
• Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is a year-round residential environmental education center in the Smokies which offers workshops and programs for everyone, from grade school children to Elderhostel groups and teachers. Programs may include summer camps, family camps, naturalist workshops, hiking adventures, and more. (865) 448-6709
The Field School is an educational outreach program at the University of Tennessee. Program instructors are recognized experts in their fields. Program fees vary. For more information, call (865) 974-0150.