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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Big South Fork Announces Opening Schedule for Park Campgrounds

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News Release Date: February 19, 2014
Contact: Letitia Neal, 423-569-9778
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

With springtime not far around the corner, it is time to begin planning for your visit to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. The Bandy Creek and Blue Heron Campgrounds will officially open on the National Recreation Reservation Service beginning on Tuesday, April 1. Campsites can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.  

If you would like to get an early start on your camping trip, Bandy Creek Campground Loop D is open year-round and provides a heated bath house with hot water showers.  Alum Ford Campground is a primitive facility also open year-round and is located in the Kentucky section of the park.   

For more information about camping or any other recreational activities, contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275 or visit us online at www.nps.gov/biso.

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.