Big South Fork Announces Some Fees Waived for Veterans Day Weekend
Contact: Letitia Neal, 423-569-9778
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be observing Veterans Day weekend from Saturday, November 9, to Monday, November 11, 2013. Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas has authorized free camping at Alum Ford Campground and free backcountry permits for these dates. On Veterans Day, or any day, honor those that have served and sacrificed for our country with a visit to a national park near you. More information can be found at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
For further information, call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.e
Did You Know?
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.