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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Guided Hike to a Big South Fork Rock Shelter on Saturday, June 22

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News Release Date: June 3, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-9778

A ranger guided hike to a rock shelter along the Oscar Blevins Trail will take place on Saturday, June 22, near the Bandy Creek Visitor Center in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  On this moderate two mile hike, visitors will learn about plants and animals in the park, hear about park history, and will be able to view rock shelters along the trail.

The hike will begin at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on the front porch of the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.  In case of inclement weather, a talk will be held in the Interpretation and Education Building located beside the Visitor Center.

Everyone is welcome.For more information, please call 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.