Park Changes Campground Reservation Services
Beginning this season camping reservations at National Park Service campgrounds, including Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service. In order to facilitate the change in companies, there is a short blackout period in effect from January 24 through February 6, 2007 during which no reservations can be made.
On February 7, 2007, at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, customers will then be able to make reservations for camping at either Bandy Creek or Blue Heron Campgrounds through the new National Recreation Reservation System website, www.Recreation.gov or by calling the National Recreation Reservation System Call Center at 877-444-6777. At that time customers will also be able to make changes to any reservation made prior to the blackout period.
In addition to the new reservation system there are several other important changes concerning when advance reservations can be made:
For more information, please visit the Big South Fork NRRA web site at www.nps.gov/biso . For further information about Recreation.gov and the consolidation of Federal reservation services, visit www.Recreation.gov.
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.