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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

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December 15, 2014
Join a Ranger for a Fireside Chat at Bandy Creek Visitor Center, Sunday, December 21
This fireside chat and holiday activity will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET.

December 09, 2014
Comments Sought for Big South Fork Contaminated Mine Drainage Remediation Environmental Assessment
Comments regarding the development of this Environmental Assessment can be sent to the park until January 15, 2015.

December 08, 2014
Steve Bakaletz, Wildlife Biologist, to Retire this Month
Steve has 27 years of federal service with most of his time spent at the Big South Fork.

December 08, 2014
Hog Hunting Season is in Effect at the Big South Fork and Obed
Wild hogs may be hunted with weapons legal for whatever season is open through February 28, 2015.

December 03, 2014
Join a Ranger for a Fireside Chat at Bandy Creek Visitor Center, Saturday, December 13
This fireside chat and holiday activity will begin at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)

November 25, 2014
Big South Fork Proposes to Add Bear Creek Horse Camp to Fee Program
The park intends to use the change as an opportunity to promote public awareness and use of the facility.

November 12, 2014
Big South Fork’s John Muir Trail Extension Now Open
This new connection allows hikers to travel approximately 39 miles on the John Muir Trail.

November 07, 2014
Repair Work at Blue Heron Scheduled This Month
Septic system repairs will begin on Monday, November 10th.

November 03, 2014
Horse Camp Business Opportunity within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
All responses to the prospectus will be due by Thursday, November 13, 2014.

October 29, 2014
Big South Fork Announces Some Fees to be Waived for Veteran’s Day
One night of fee camping at Alum Ford Campground and free backcountry camping permits.

October 22, 2014
Guided Wagon Rides at Bandy Creek for October and November Weekends
The rides are customizable to the visitor's preference.

October 20, 2014
Bats, Bears and Cobblebars in Our Backyard
The overall goal of the public meeting is to increase understanding of the ecosystems of the parks.

October 08, 2014
New Lick Creek Bridge on the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail
A partnership of the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service recently resulted in the rebuilding of Lick Creek Bridge.

October 06, 2014
Parks Host Science Workshop to Share Research Results
The public is invited to spend the day with scientists who have been conducting research at Big South Fork and Obed.

October 03, 2014
Yamacraw Bridge Area Cleanup on Saturday, October 25
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).

October 03, 2014
Dulcimer Concert at Blue Heron Interpretative Center on Saturday, October 18
The Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club will be performing.

September 30, 2014
Astronomy Program at Bandy Creek on Saturday, October 4
There is no charge to attend these programs.

September 26, 2014
Big South Fork Celebrates National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27
One night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground and free backcountry camping permits.

September 23, 2014
Burglary Convictions for Theft of Government Property
A National Park Service facility on the Kentucky side of the park had been burglarized with thousands of dollars of equipment stolen during the October 2013 U.S. Government shutdown.

September 22, 2014
Five Different Opportunities to Volunteer for Big South Fork’s National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27
Anyone wishing to volunteer on Saturday has a choice of working at five different projects in the park.

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