First Fee Free Weekend of 2012
Contact: Dru James, 423-569-9778
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that the National Park Service will once again offer fee free days this year to encourage Americans to visit these national treasures. National Park Service sites across the country that charge fees for entry will waive these entrance fees from January 14 through 16 to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Parks that do not charge entrance fees have the discretion to waive other types of fees on these days. Niki Nicholas, Superintendent of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, has authorized fee waivers for the Alum Ford Campground and backcountry camping permits during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend (January 14-16). Everyone is encouraged to visit the Big South Fork and take advantage of these special days.
For more information, call (423) 286-7275.
Did You Know?
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...