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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Guided Hike to a Big South Fork Rock Shelter on Sunday, July 21

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News Release Date: July 15, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778

A ranger guided hike to a rock shelter along the Oscar Blevins Trail will take place on Sunday, July 21, 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, contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.

Did You Know?

Park interpreter presents program on Longhunters.

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.