• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Student Art Contest

Artwork by Sue Duncan

Sponsored by the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Haunting in the Hills Student Art Contest is open to all 5th grade students attending a school associated with the gateway community school districts of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

Selected student artwork will be featured in an exhibit at the Bandy Creek Education Center. Students will be acknowledged at a special reception on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 2 to 4 pm (Eastern Time).

Teachers are encouraged to organize submissions of art for their students. Students may also submit their work individually. Artwork must be original and should communicate a connection to the Big South Fork's natural or cultural history.

Entries must be accompanied by an entry form and received by Thursday November 8, 2012. For additional information or questions, please call the Contest Coordinator, Henrietta DeGroot at (209)617-5558.

Did You Know?

Park interpreter presents program on Longhunters.

Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.