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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Guided Hike to a Big South Fork Rock Shelter on Sunday, August 11

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News Release Date: August 1, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fristchi, 423-569-9778
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

A ranger guided hike to a rock shelter along the Oscar Blevins Trail will take place on Sunday, August 11, 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 10:30 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, contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.

Did You Know?

Cumberland sandwort

Cumberland sandwort is one of several species of threatened and endangered plants found throughout Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Cumberland sandwort only grows in the dry sandy soils of certain rockshelters found in and around Big South Fork.