Big South Fork is an area with a wide range of outdoor activities available for children while they visit the park with their parents.
There are many easy and enjoyable hikes to take and even some ranger programs to attend. Stop by one of our visitor centers to get directions and information about the following suggested hikes:
Stop at Bandy Creek Visitor Center or at the Blue Heron Coal Mining Community to pick up a free junior ranger booklet. Once the activities are completed, a park ranger can check it over and issue a badge and patch. Pick up our latest park newspaper on your next visit to view all of the programs and activities scheduled for families to attend.
Did You Know?
Twelve of the nations 300 species of fresh water mussels are now extinct. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area currently has 20 documented species, five of which are federally listed as endangered. More...