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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Big South Fork Celebrates National Public Lands Day on Saturday September 29

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News Release Date: September 21, 2012
Contact: Letitia Neal, 423-569-2404 ext 267

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 29th by authorizing one night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground and free backcountry camping permits.

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event in which eight federal agencies as well as other groups partner together to maintain and protect the environment. The Big South Fork will be organizing a number of volunteer trail improvement projects on September 29. If you would like to participate, call Wallace Linder at (423) 569-9778 or find more information at www.publiclandsday.org

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.