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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Big South Fork Announces Lifting of Restrictions on Backcountry Fires

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Date: August 1, 2012
Contact: Randy Scoggins, 423-569-9778

Due to the recent rains, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has lifted the recent temporary restriction on backcountry fires within the Big South Fork. 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

Did You Know?

Park interpreter presents program on Longhunters.

Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.