• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Tree Walk in the Vicinity of the Bandy Creek Visitor Center, Big South Fork NRRA, on Sunday, July 7

left: White Oak  right: Walnut

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News Release Date: June 24, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-9778

A guided one hour walk that will focus on identifying some common trees of the Cumberland Plateau will be held at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on Sunday, July 7.  Participants should meet at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center for an easy walk in the vicinity.  Visitors will learn about alternate and opposite branching and compound and simple leaves.  Bring a pencil and a notebook.  Feel free to bring a tree guidebook if you have one available.  Young children should be accompanied by an adult.  Wear comfortable shoes.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Interpretation and Education Building located beside the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

Did You Know?

Devils Jump Rapid is just below the site of the proposed dam.

In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.