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May 20, 2015
Crafters Invited to Participate in the 23rd Annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival
The park encourages all interested craft persons to participate in this year's festival.

May 20, 2015
Go With the Flow Program on May 30 at Blue Heron Campground
The program is free of charge and all are welcome.

May 20, 2015
Big South Fork Presents Healthy Hike on May 29 on the Middle Creek Trail
Participants should wear weather appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water.

May 15, 2015
Yahoo Falls Ranger Hike on Sunday, May 24
Everyone is welcome.

May 15, 2015
Animals of the Big South Fork Program on May 23 at Blue Heron Campground
The program is free of charge and all are welcome.

May 15, 2015
All Big South Fork Summer Visitor Contact Stations Open by Saturday, May 23
There are six visitor contact stations throughout the park this summer.

May 15, 2015
Astronomy Programs at Bandy Creek on Saturday, May 23
These programs are wheelchair accessible and there is no charge to attend.

May 13, 2015
Zenith Picnic Area Improvement Planned at Big South Fork
While construction activities are being accomplished, the area will need to be closed.

May 12, 2015
Celebrate National Trails Day at Big South Fork on Saturday, June 6
Participants should meet at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center by 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

May 12, 2015
Celebrate National Trails Day at Big South Fork on Saturday, June 6
Participants should meet at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center by 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

May 11, 2015
Bandy Creek Pool to Open on Saturday, May 23
The pool will be open to the public from noon to 6:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

May 08, 2015
Wi-Fi Now Available at the Blue Heron Outdoor Interpretative Center
The park is providing the service to help visitors plan their time in the Big South Fork.

May 08, 2015
Rangers Hall, Hudson, and Painter Receive National Valor Award
The award was bestowed for an incident that started around midnight on May 11, 2014.

May 07, 2015
Big South Fork Announces Blue Heron Decoration Day on Saturday, May 16
This event is free of charge and wheelchair accessible.

April 27, 2015
Big South Fork and Three Horse Clubs Receive Centennial Challenge Grant to Improve Appaloosa Field
These Centennial Challenge Grants are part of a multi-year effort to prepare for the National Park Service Centennial in 2016.

April 23, 2015
Big South Fork and Obed Trails Highlighted in the Mountain Laurel Walks Celebration
The Mountain Laurel Walks is an annual celebration of late spring in the Upper Cumberland Plateau.

April 22, 2015
Events for Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 25
There is something for everyone.

April 20, 2015
Natural and Cultural Resource Talks at Spring Planting and Music Festival
Bring the family and learn more about the Big South Fork.

April 13, 2015
Trail Keeper Volunteer Program Expanded at the Big South Fork
Trail Keepers is a volunteer program for people who love the park's trails and want to help take care of them.

April 10, 2015
Live Music Coming to the Big South Fork Spring Planting and Music Festival
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and bug spray and enjoy a great day of good food and music!

April 10, 2015
Roadside Downed Firewood Permits Available at Big South Fork
There is no charge for the permits.

April 09, 2015
Big South Fork Announces the Official Opening of Bear Creek Horse Camp
The campground is now a part of the park's fee program.

April 09, 2015
Big South Fork’s Dale Beagle Retires This Month
Dale is looking forward to spending more time enjoying his wood working, fishing and gardening activities.

April 08, 2015
Experience Big South Fork: A Celebration of National Park Week
Learn how to make the most of this recreational paradise!

April 08, 2015
Earth Day for Junior Rangers at the Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center
Young visitors will have an opportunity to earn their very own Junior Ranger badges.

April 06, 2015
Yahoo Falls Wildflower Hike on Saturday, April 18
This hike is free of charge.

April 06, 2015
Find Your Park: Big South Fork and Obed to Celebrate National Park Week 2015 with Free Camping
National Park Week will kick off with free backcountry camping permits as well as free camping.

April 06, 2015
Angel Falls Wildflower Hike on Saturday, April 11
This ranger-led hike begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) on Saturday, April 11, at the Leatherwood Ford gazebo.

April 02, 2015
Big South Fork Spring Planting Festival has “Changed Up” to Include Music
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and bug spray and enjoy a great day of good food and music!

March 27, 2015
Crafters Invited to Big South Fork Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival
All applications need to be submitted no later than Friday, April 17.

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.

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

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