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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Big South Fork Offers Ranger-Led Programs Almost Every Day Through Labor Day Weekend

Ranger Program

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News Release Date: May 29, 2014
Contact: Bill Herman, 423-286-7275
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

Rangers at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be conducting free ranger-led programs almost every day this summer.  The programs started Memorial Day weekend and will continue through Labor Day, and all you have to do to join is show up.

Throughout this summer, rangers will be leading weekly hikes at Leatherwood Ford, Twin Arches, Oscar Blevins, East Rim Overlook, Sunset Overlook, Bandy Creek, Yahoo Falls, the Gentleman's Swimming Hole, and Charit Creek.  They will also be conducting 20-minute porch talks daily at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center and evening programs at the Blue Heron and Bandy Creek Campgrounds.Bring the family and spend some time outside with us this summer.

To learn more about these programs, stop in any of the park's visitor centers, call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275, or visit our webpage at http://www.nps.gov/biso/parknews/newspaper.htm.

Did You Know?

Black bear now live in and around Big South Fork.

In the mid-1990's black bear were released in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to study relocation techniques and to determine whether adequate habitat existed in the area. There are now an estimated 40 - 50 bear living in and around the park. More...