• O&W portion of the river

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

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March 19, 2015
A Day of Fun for Children at Spring Planting and Music Festival
This event is free to attend.

March 19, 2015
Reception for Kentucky Secretary of Tourism on April 14
Secretary Stewart oversees the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

March 18, 2015
Share Your Big South Fork Heritage for the Ages
Bring photos of the old home place, family portraits and outings on May 16 to Blue Heron.

March 17, 2015
Spring 2015 Prescribed Fires to Begin in Big South Fork
Only when the weather and conditions meet the defined prescription will the fires be ignited.

March 17, 2015
Presentation on Natural Resources of the Cumberland Plateau
This program is free of charge and handicap accessible.

March 17, 2015
Big South Fork Announces 2015 Opening Schedule for Park Campgrounds
Campsites can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.

March 13, 2015
Demonstrators Invited to Participate in the 15th Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival
The Big South Fork is seeking demonstrators that emphasize the way of life when people depended on the land for their survival.

March 13, 2015
Big South Fork’s Station Camp Horse Camp Under New Management
The new operator of Station Camp Horse Camp is David Slaven, longtime resident and business owner in Fentress County.

March 12, 2015
Burnt Mill Bridge Area Cleanup on Saturday, April 4
The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the parking lot of the day use area.

March 02, 2015
Ice Storm Impacts Big South Fork
Staff are currently working to open park roads and will have to wait for a spring melt before addressing the damaged trails.

March 02, 2015
First Annual Blue Heron Decoration Day on May 16
The event is free of charge and wheelchair accessible. Everyone is welcome.

February 28, 2015
Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork on May 16 and 17
Please contact Effie Houston by noon on Wednesday, May 13.

February 27, 2015
Freedom in Flight: An Interpretative Program on the American Bald Eagle and Other Birds of Prey
This program is free of charge and wheelchair accessible.

February 26, 2015
Big South Fork Ranger Receives Southeast Region’s Harry Yount Award
The National Park Service established the prestigious award in 1994 and it is given annually.

February 19, 2015
Business Opportunities in the Big South Fork
The park is currently recruiting any interested applicants to provide hayrides, swimming lessons, guided horse rides, shuttling, or set up a hot dog stand.

February 09, 2015
Freedom in Flight: A President’s Day Program on the American Bald Eagle and other Birds of Prey
This program is free of charge and wheelchair accessible.

February 09, 2015
Bears on the Plateau: An Interpretive Program on the Black Bear, Saturday, February 28
This fact-filled program begins promptly at 2:00 p.m. (CT).

February 09, 2015
Free Camping at Big South Fork and Obed for President’s Day Weekend
Take this opportunity to experience the unique serenity of camping during the winter.

February 03, 2015
Old Fashioned Valentine Craft-time with a Ranger on Saturday, February 14
This program will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

January 27, 2015
Crafters and Volunteers Invited to Participate in the 15th Annual Big South Fork Spring Planting and Music Festival
Traditional arts and crafts as well as music will be included as part of the festival throughout the day.

January 16, 2015
Who Hoots? A Live Interpretive Program on Owls, Saturday, January 24, at the Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center
They will present an interpretive presentation about two species of owls.

January 12, 2015
Big South Fork’s Tommy Barnes Wins Regional Forest Service Award
The award was the result of the group's work coordinating the Tennessee and Kentucky Wildland Fire Academy.

January 12, 2015
Big South Fork Seeks Musicians for Spring Planting and Music Festival
The park is currently soliciting musical groups of the traditional Cumberland Plateau style.

January 05, 2015
Big South Fork Announces First Annual Photo Contest
Entries must be received no later than Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

January 05, 2015
Free Camping at Big South Fork and Obed on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
This is a day to honor King's principles.

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