Big South Fork Lifts Ban on Open Fires
Contact: Steven Seven, 423.569.9778
Due to the significant amounts of rain which have fallen in recent days, park officials have lifted the ban on open fires in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
Superintendent Reed E. Detring announced the lifting ban today, noting that the ban had been successful in its efforts to reduce the likelihood of wildfires within Big South Fork NRRA.
In addition Superintendent Detring wished to thank all the park’s visitors and neighbors for their understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Did You Know?
Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.