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?
In the mid-1990's black bear were released in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to study relocation techniques and to determine whether adequate habitat existed in the area. There are now an estimated 40 - 50 bear living in and around the park. More...