Big South Fork Celebrates National Park Service’s 97th Birthday on August 25
Contact: Letitia Neal, 423-569-9778
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be celebrating the National Park Service's 97th birthday on Sunday, August 25, by authorizing one night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground and free backcountry permits for the day. Since 1916, the National Park Service has grown to over 400 locations and is well known for preserving the historic and cultural heritage for future generations to enjoy. Celebrate by getting out and exploring a National Park near you. More information can be found at http://www.nationalparks.org/founders-day.
For further information, call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.
Did You Know?
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.