• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Big South Fork Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday on Monday, January 21st

Martin Luther King, Jr

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News Release Date: January 14, 2013
Contact: Letitia Neal, 423-569-9778

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be observing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on Monday, January 21, by authorizing free backcountry camping permits and one night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground.

For more information about the fee waivers, you may call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.

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.