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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Big South Fork Lifts Ban on Open Fires

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Date: October 24, 2007
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?

Black bear now live in and around Big South Fork.

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...