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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

August 3, Saturday Morning River Safety Program at the Big South Fork Bandy Creek Visitor Center

River Safety

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News Release Date: July 30, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

A program about staying safe on the river will be held at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area's Bandy Creek Visitor Center on Saturday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).  This program will be held on the back porch of the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

People of all ages can learn tips for staying safe while paddling.  Visitors will hear about paddling opportunities within the park, rapid classifications, dressing appropriately for the weather, and what to do if your boat capsizes.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Interpretation and Education Building located beside the visitor center.

For more information, contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275. 

Did You Know?

Devils Jump Rapid is just below the site of the proposed dam.

In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.