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 offers programs for all ages: summer camps, family camps, naturalist workshops, hiking adventures, and more. (865) 448-6709
Did You Know?
Money to buy the land that became Great Smoky Mountains National Park was raised by individuals, private groups, and even school children who pledged their pennies. In addition, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Fund donated $5 million to create the park. More...