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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

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April 14, 2014
Big South Fork to Celebrate National Park Week 2014
National Park Week will kick off with free backcountry camping permits as well as free camping at Alum Ford Campground.

April 10, 2014
Big South Fork Announces April 26 as Junior Ranger Day
The Big South Fork is extending a special invitation to young visitors to learn about the history of early farming in the area.

April 09, 2014
Grand Opening of the Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitor Center in Crossville
Open house all day Thursday April 17th.

April 08, 2014
Big South Fork to Update Fee Rate for Bandy Creek Group Camps
The new fee will become effective on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

April 08, 2014
Join Park Botanist on April 12 to Discover the Wildflowers of the Big South Fork
Hike along the Angel Falls Overlook Trail to the Fall Branch Bridge.

April 03, 2014
Big South Fork Scenic Railway to Resume Seasonal Train Schedule to the Blue Heron Mining Community
The Scenic Railway resumes its train schedule into the park April 3, 2014.

March 28, 2014
Big South Fork Seeking Farmers Interested in Leasing Hay Fields
The park is making some fields available for hay production.

March 25, 2014
Spring Prescribed Fires to Begin in Big South Fork
During the burns some park roads and trails may be closed temporarily for visitor safety.

March 19, 2014
Share Your Big South Fork Heritage for the Ages: Opportunity to Copy Historic Photos
Bring us copies of the old home place, the family photos and the outings.

March 18, 2014
Spring Planting Festival to be Held April 26 at Big South Fork
The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

March 17, 2014
Brewster Bridge Area Clean Up on Saturday, March 22
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).

March 17, 2014
Big South Fork to Staff Information Centers in Rugby, Tennessee, and Stearns, Kentucky, this Summer
Visitor centers to be open holidays and weekends from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to the Big South Fork Creates $17 Million in Economic Benefit
The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists for the National Park Service.

February 27, 2014
Vendors Sought to Provide Hay Rides at Bandy Creek this Year
Riding in a wagon was once the way of life in the old days.

February 25, 2014
Sherry Fritschi to Retire on March 31 from the National Park Service
A 19-year federal employee who has worked at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area since 2000.

February 20, 2014
Bandy Creek Pool to Open this Summer
The pool will be open Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

February 19, 2014
Big South Fork is Currently Seeking Snack Vendor for Pool
Snack stand to be open on Saturdays and/or Sundays throughout the summer.

February 19, 2014
Big South Fork Announces Opening Schedule for Park Campgrounds
All camping facilities will open on Tuesday, April 1st

February 13, 2014
Brewster Bridge Area Clean Up Day on March 22
Join us on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

February 06, 2014
Celebrate President’s Day Weekend with Big South Fork NRRA
Free camping for backcountry camping permits and Alum Ford Campground.

February 03, 2014
New Trails Volunteer Program Unveiled at the Big South Fork
The program is being launched first for the trails in the Kentucky side of the park.

January 28, 2014
Wildflower Discovery Weekend on May 2-3, 2014
Hikes are scheduled for both Friday and Saturday.

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.