One Week Temporary Closure of Big Island Horse Trails Postponed
Contact: Todd Knoedler, 423-569-2404 ext 237
The National Park Service is in the process of plugging 14 orphaned wells in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area through a cooperative agreement with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Water Pollution Control. On July 3, 2012, Big South Fork NRRA announced the closure of certain trails in the area of Big Island to protect visitors and well plugging workers. Recent weather conditions have caused a delay in these operations. The park is postponing the trail closures until further notice. For further information, or if you have any questions about temporary trail closures related to the well plugging activities, please contact Todd Knoedler at (423) 569-2404, ext. 237
Did You Know?
Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.