UPDATE One Week Temporary Closure of Big Island Horse Trails
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. As a result of this project, trails and roads associated with access to the wells may be closed temporarily.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1990's black bear were released in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to study relocation techniques and to determine whether adequate habitat existed in the area. There are now an estimated 40 - 50 bear living in and around the park. More...