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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Celebrate National Park Week

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Date: April 5, 2012
Contact: Howard Duncan, 423-569-9778

America's National Parks have been called our nation's best idea. Each year during National Park Week we recognize the areas that have been set aside to preserve the special places and stories that have shaped our country. In celebration of National Park Week, the National Park Service is extending an invitation to visit Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Spring is a wonderful time to get outside, enjoy the good weather and observe the beautiful display that nature provides each year. Whether you hike, ride a horse, canoe the rivers, bicycle or simply choose a quiet spot to relax, these two areas provide an amazing variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  

For more information about recreational opportunities at either park, contact Big South Fork's Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275 or the Obed Visitor Center at (423) 346-6294.

Did You Know?

Archeology dig occuring at Big South Fork

In terms of total sites, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is the most important archaeological location in the Southeast Region of the National Park Service. The 1,335 documented archaeological sites at Big South Fork represent only 20% of the estimated total for the park. More...