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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

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January 16, 2015
Who Hoots? A Live Interpretive Program on Owls, Saturday, January 24, at the Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center
They will present an interpretive presentation about two species of owls.

January 12, 2015
Big South Fork’s Tommy Barnes Wins Regional Forest Service Award
The award was the result of the group's work coordinating the Tennessee and Kentucky Wildland Fire Academy.

January 12, 2015
Big South Fork Seeks Musicians for Spring Planting and Music Festival
The park is currently soliciting musical groups of the traditional Cumberland Plateau style.

January 05, 2015
Big South Fork Announces First Annual Photo Contest
Entries must be received no later than Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

January 05, 2015
Free Camping at Big South Fork and Obed on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
This is a day to honor King's principles.

December 22, 2014
Big South Fork Junior Ranger Winter Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, December 27
This fun-filled activity starts at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

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.

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