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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Early Alert for an Opportunity to Operate an Overnight Rustic Lodging Service within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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Date: September 10, 2013
Contact: Cherrie Brice, 404-507-5637

In late September the National Park Service (NPS) will be issuing a prospectus soliciting for proposals in response to a business opportunity to operate overnight rustic lodging, food and beverage, retail and horse stabling service at Charit Creek Lodge within the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area located in Oneida, Tennessee.  The term of the new concession contract will be for ten years.

The prospectus will be posted on the internet at http://www.concessions.nps.gov by September 24.  Interested persons may get a printed prospectus package by contacting Cherrie Brice, Commercial Services Specialist, Southeast Region, via email at Cherrie_Brice@nps.gov.  No telephone requests for the prospectus will be honored.  There is a printing cost recovery charge of $40 per copy to be delivered via Federal Express or $30 per copy if picked up in person.  Checks or money orders (no cash or credit cards accepted) must be payable to the National Park Service; and you must include a business address (no post office box) to receive a Federal Express package.

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.