About Us

The original non-profit group formed in 1923 to create a national park in the Smokies, which today continues working for the park’s interests. “It shall be the object of this association to further the complete establishment of a national park in the Great Smoky Mountains region of the states of Tennessee and North Carolina, and to safeguard the region before and after such event in all ways which may be necessary for the full preservation of its natural beauties; and for the further purpose, before and after such event, by financial assistance and furthering other projects germane to its best use and enjoyment as a national park.”