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October 13, 2015
Big South Fork and Obed Waive Some Fees for Veteran’s Day
On Veterans Day, or any day, honor those that have served and sacrificed for our country.

October 01, 2015
Blue Heron Loop to be Temporarily Closed on October 3 Afternoon Due to Special Event
The trail will be closed to all non-event users until 5:00 p.m.

September 23, 2015
Justus Stearns Program on November 15 in Stearns, Kentucky
Plan to attend this free event to hear stories about Justice S. Stearns and his remarkable achievements in McCreary County and throughout the region.

September 22, 2015
Find Your Park: Big South Fork NRRA & Obed WSR to Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event.

September 16, 2015
Schedule of Events Announced for Upcoming Storytelling Festival
The storytelling festival is on Eastern Time. The event is free to the public.

September 16, 2015
Hog Hunting Permits for Big South Fork and Obed Go on Sale Starting September 26
A valid hunting license is required to purchase the permit.

September 16, 2015
Big South Fork Celebrates 22nd National Public Lands Day on September 26
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event.

September 14, 2015
Big South Fork’s Annual Photo Contest Winners Announced
The 2015 winning photos are currently on display at the Bandy Creek Visitor's Center.

September 14, 2015
Hog Hunting in Big South Fork on Saturday, September 26, at the New Bandy Creek Amphitheater
This interpretive program is free of charge and wheel chair accessible.

September 08, 2015
A Week of Storytelling Across the Big South Fork
Join us for eight days of storytelling.

September 01, 2015
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Welcomes Fourth Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
New National Program Encourages Families and Classes to Visit National Parks.

August 27, 2015
Tennessee Youth Finish Valuable Work for Summer 2015 at the Big South Fork
Participants gain valuable professional experience working on National Park Service lands.

August 26, 2015
Art in the Park Reception: Inaugural Photo Contest Winners Will Be Revealed on September 5
The reception will start at 5:00 p.m. (ET).

August 21, 2015
Kentucky YCC Youth Rehabilitate Alum Hiking Trail Bridge
The Youth Conservation Corps program is one that trains young people and provides outdoor work that is supervised by a trained crew leader.

August 17, 2015
Return of Three Species of Federally Protected Freshwater Mussels to Big South Fork
For some of these species, the river running through Big South Fork National River and Recreation area is a last refuge.

July 14, 2015
National Park Service Launches Kentucky National Park Pentathlon
The Pentathlon is in recognition of the NPS 2016 Centennial.

June 26, 2015
Former CCC Worker Shares Experiences with YCC Crew
On June 18, 2015, former Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worker, Oscar Odom was the featured guest for “Experience Your Park – A Day on the Trail,” a special park event that showcased the work by Big South Fork’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crews.

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