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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Saturday Morning Black Bear Program at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center on July 6th

American Black Bear

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News Release Date: June 24, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-9778

There will be a program on "Black Bears in Big South Fork" at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area's Bandy Creek Visitor Center on Saturday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).  This program about black bears will be held on the back porch of the Visitor Center.

People of all ages can learn how to keep safe in bear habitat and gain an understanding of how human behavior can impact bear behavior.  Visitors will learn what to do if they see a black bear, how to store food at a camp site, and how to keep safe in the backcountry.

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.