Friends Memberships

Friends of the Smokies members enjoy the satisfaction of preserving and protecting Great Smoky Mountains National Park- and great Smokies discounts, too! Membership pays for itself when you present your card to our membership benefits partners. Shopping, dining and adventures at a discount are your reward for being a Friend of the Smokies. Members also get the inside scoop on Park alerts, features, and news.

Here are the great benefits you will enjoy by becoming a
Friend of the Smoky Mountains:


Shaconage- The newsletter of Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Annual Report- Published the following year.

Invitations to Special Events

Check out your newsletter, your mailbox, and/or our website for information on upcoming special events.

Smokies Shopping Discounts

Great Smoky Mountains Association - 15% Discount on merchandise in stores and via mail order at (888) 898-9102 or by email at
Blue Ridge Books and News - 10% off in-store purchases, excluding newspapers.
Loralei’s on Main - 10% off total purchase. Visit Loralei’s on Facebook at
Mast General Store - 15% off One Regularly-Priced Item. Exclusions Include: Patagonia, Osprey, Costa del Mar, Arc’teryx, Chaco, OluKai, Rainbow, Willow Tree and QMT. Cannot be used with other offers, on sale items, or to purchase gift cards. Limit one coupon per visit. In-stock items only. Not valid online. Exclusions subject to change. Valid Friends of the Smokies Membership Card is required to receive offer. Offer good through 12/31/2015.
NOC Gatlinburg (Gatlinburg, TN) - $5 off purchase of $10 or more, not to be used with other coupons or on sale items. Excludes boat purchases and guided activities (hiking, fishing, climbing wall and rafting). In-stock items only.
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports – 10% off for all Friends of the Smokies members. Restrictions may apply.

Smokies Dining Discounts

The Peddler Steakhouse in Gatlinburg, TN - 10% discount with a current Friends membership card.
Park Grill Steakhouse in Gatlinburg, TN - 10% discount with a current Friends membership card.

Smokies Lodging Discounts

Parkside Cabin Rentals - 10% off cabin rental (restrictions may apply) for all existing members of Friends of the Smokies. Call 1-866-808-7525 to make your reservation or visit them online at (insert link here) Complimentary Friends of the Smokies membership with 4-night stay!
Big Cabins - 1-12 bedroom luxury cabins surrounding the Smoky Mountains. Featured in Southern Living’s “Ultimate Cabin Guide”, now part of Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
10% off to Friends of the Smokies members (not valid for some holidays).
Contact us at 866-305-8739 or
Apple Valley Comfort Inn in Sevierville, TN proudly offers a 10% discount to Friends of the Smokies members. This property is located right on the border between Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, and is a three time winner of Choice Hotel's Comfort Inn of the Year and a recent 2011 Platinum Award winner. You will enjoy lodging at one of the Smokies Most Award Winning Hotels.
Clarion Inn Willow River in Sevierville, TN proudly offers a 10% discount to Friends of the Smokies members. Located in Sevierville, Tennessee, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains... the gleaming brightness of the ante-bellum southern design of the Clarion Inn Willow River reflects the charm of the Old South. This property won the 2009 Best of Sevierville Award from the US Commerce Association.
The Inn on the River - Friends of the Smokies members receive the largest and most generous discount available at The Inn On The River.....$20 Off published rates off every room type per night. Subject to space available; cannot be combined with any other type discount.
Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort - Adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we are a brand new, gated RV resort featuring all big rig, full hook-up sites. 10% discount to Friends of the Smokies card holders (restrictions may apply). Call 855-55-SMPRV (76778) to make reservations or visit us online at for more information.
Carolina Vacations - 10% discount on rentals. For more information visit
Haywood County Hotel and Motel Association - Varying discounts at participating members.
10% discount on lodging from participating members of:

Smokies Fun Discounts

The Wildland Trekking Company - 5% discount on all guided Great Smoky Mountain based day hiking, backpacking, and lodge based hiking tours. Our trips include a knowledgeable guide, top of the line gear, exceptional cuisine, comfortable transportation, and all permits for the park. Reserve one of our award-winning guided multi-day backcountry trips, lodge based trips, or day hikes now online or call 800-715-HIKE (4453). Please reference Friends of the Smokies to receive your discount.
Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country - $5.00 off the price of one-day admission.
Tennessee Smokies Baseball Games - Buy one ticket, get one free Sunday through Thursday home games during the regular season.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - $3.00 off regular ticket price.
Cataloochee Valley Tours - $3.00 off published price of any Eco-Tour with a valid Friends of the Smokies membership card. Let our naturalist take you on a guided eco-tour to one of the best kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains ... Cataloochee Valley! Eco-tours include round trip transportation along with a snack and drink. Visit for more details.
The Biltmore Estate - A Special Offer for Friends of the Smokies- 2 days of admission for the price of 1 when you purchase 1–6 days before your visit. You must click the Buy Tickets button on and select a visit date within the week; your ticket will automatically be good for a second consecutive day. You must purchase from to receive this offer.
Knoxville Zoo - 20% off any full-price one-day admission.
Museum of Appalachia, Norris, TN - Adult admission, $2.95 off; Children‚s admission $1.00 off.
Ripley’s Gatlinburg Family of Attractions - $20 off our Ultimate Annual Fun Pass making it $79.99 (originally $99.99)
Ober Gatlinburg - 50% discount on round-trip aerial tramway fare
The TN Riverboat Company offers Friends of the Smokies a buy one get one free sightseeing cruise aboard the "STAR" of Knoxville authentic paddlewheel boat. Get a look at original historic sights along the beautiful Tennessee River. During this 1.5 hour sightseeing tour enjoy commentary from the Captain, open cash bar and concessions. A meal and entertainment may be scheduled at an additional cost. Call 800-509-2628 for schedule, and visit for more information.
Smoky Mountain Outdoors White Water Rafting - Learn more at Class 3 & 4 Whitewater Adventures on the Big Pigeon River out of Hartford, TN as well as a guided Pack and Paddle trip, which combines a moderate hike on Big Creek Trail with a River Trip. Friends of the Smokies members receive a 10% discount on all guided trips. Reservations must be made by calling 1-800-771-7238. Please reference Friends of the Smokies to receive your discount. This offer cannot be combined with other offers.

The Fine Print

Membership cards and membership benefits are extended to those giving membership gifts of at least $35/year to Friends of the Smokies.
You must present your membership card in order to receive your discount(s).  No exceptions.
Membership benefits and discount programs are subject to change without notice.  Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.
For more information, call (865) 932-4794, or e-mail us at

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Wherever you go in the Smokies, you can see the results of our collective efforts, but we still have a lot more work to do. Please help us help the Smokies. Become a Friend Today! Click for more info.

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