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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Saturday, June 15, Evening Black Bear Program at Bandy Creek Campground

American Black Bear

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News Release Date: June 5, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fristchi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-9778

There will be a program on "How to Keep Yourself Safe and the Bears Out of Trouble" at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area's Bandy Creek Campground on Saturday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).  This evening program about black bears will be held at the Bandy Creek campfire circle.

People of all ages can learn how to keep safe in bear habitat of Big South Fork and the surrounding area and gain an understanding of how human behavior can impact bear behavior.  Visitors will learn what to do if they see a black bear, how to store food at a camp site, and how to "bear-proof" private property.

The campfire circle can be found by entering Bandy Creek Campground and turning left toward Area A.  Across the road from the swimming pool parking lot, a trail leads to the campfire circle.

For more information, contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.  

Did You Know?

Park interpreter presents program on Longhunters.

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.