• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Free Fishing Day 2012

free fishing day for kids

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News Release Date: June 4, 2012
Contact: Howard Duncan, 423-569-9778

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be offering an opportunity to fish with a National Park Ranger on Saturday, June 9, on Free Fishing Day in Tennessee. Meet at the Leatherwood Ford Trailhead gazebo at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time if you would like to participate in this fun event. Since this is free fishing day, no license is required. Bring your rod and reel and a personal flotation device if you have one. Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from possible exposure to the sun and insects.

For further information, contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.

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.