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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

National Park Service Announces That Some Fees are to be Waived for Veterans Day Weekend

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Date: October 16, 2012
Contact: Howard Duncan, 423-569-9778

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that the National Park Service will once again offer fee free days this year to encourage Americans to visit the special places protected and preserved as national treasures for the American people.  

National Park Service sites across the country that charge fees for entry will waive those entrance fees on November 10-12 in recognition of the Veterans Day weekend. Parks that do not charge entrance fees have the discretion to waive other types of fees on these days. Niki Nicholas, Superintendent of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, has authorized fee waivers for the Alum Ford Campground and backcountry camping permits during the Veterans Day weekend (November 10-12). Everyone is encouraged to visit the Big South Fork and take advantage of these special days.

For more information, call (423) 286-7275.

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