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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Big South Fork Celebrates Get Outdoors Day

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Date: June 6, 2012
Contact: Howard Duncan, 423-569-9778

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be celebrating National Get Outdoors Day this Saturday, June 9, by authorizing one night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground, free backcountry permits, and free swimming passes for the day. The National Get Outdoors Day campaign is focused on getting more people to get out and enjoy healthy, active outdoor fun. More information can be found at www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org.  

For further information on this special event as well as other events, call 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.