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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Big South Fork Announces Restrictions on Backcountry Fires

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Date: July 2, 2012
Contact: Howard Duncan, 423-569-9778

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Superintendent Niki Nicholas recently announced a temporary restriction on backcountry fires within the Big South Fork. Due to extremely dry conditions, low humidity and high temperatures, fires outside of developed campgrounds are prohibited until substantial rainfall is received over the entire area. Fires are permitted within metal fire rings in developed campgrounds. Charcoal fires within designated grills are still permitted as well. Backcountry campers may use camping and backpacking stoves. Visitors are reminded that fireworks are always prohibited within the Big South Fork.  

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

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