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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

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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 24, 2015
Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork in May 2015
Assistance to be provided on Saturday, May 16,and Sunday, May 17, 2015.

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.

December 22, 2014
Big South Fork Junior Ranger Winter Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, December 27
This fun-filled activity starts at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

December 15, 2014
Join a Ranger for a Fireside Chat at Bandy Creek Visitor Center, Sunday, December 21
This fireside chat and holiday activity will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET.

December 09, 2014
Comments Sought for Big South Fork Contaminated Mine Drainage Remediation Environmental Assessment
Comments regarding the development of this Environmental Assessment can be sent to the park until January 15, 2015.

December 08, 2014
Steve Bakaletz, Wildlife Biologist, to Retire this Month
Steve has 27 years of federal service with most of his time spent at the Big South Fork.

December 08, 2014
Hog Hunting Season is in Effect at the Big South Fork and Obed
Wild hogs may be hunted with weapons legal for whatever season is open through February 28, 2015.

December 03, 2014
Join a Ranger for a Fireside Chat at Bandy Creek Visitor Center, Saturday, December 13
This fireside chat and holiday activity will begin at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)

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