The Wild Hog: Domestication in Reverse Interpretive Program at Blue Heron Campground, Saturday, July 27
Contact: Bill Herman, 606-376-3787
Contact: Dave Carney, 423-569-9778
The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area announces a 45-minute ranger-led interpretive program at Blue Heron Campground about the wild hog. Come learn how this domesticated free-roaming animal of centuries past got here, some bits of history about Charit Creek Lodge (formerly known as "the hog farm"), and how it has become a destructive pest that is wreaking havoc on the environment today. Ranger Alan Bowlin will present this evening activity on Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.
This campfire circle program is free of charge and wheelchair accessible. Seating is limited on a first-come, first–served basis. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing for this outdoor event. Everyone is welcome.
For directions or additional information, please call the Blue Heron Interpretive Center at (606) 376-3787.
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.