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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Volunteering for the National Park Service

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News Release Date: January 7, 2013
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-2404 ext 228

The success of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area's Volunteers-in-the-Parks program is a result of the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who choose to serve at the park. The park relies on the skills, talents, and abilities of many individuals to assist park staff in providing a quality visitor experience while preserving and protecting the natural and cultural resources of the park.

There are many ways in which volunteers donate service to the park. Volunteers are rewarded in turn by getting to know the park's resources in a deep and meaningful way, meeting people from all different walks of life, and assisting National Park Service employees in making every visitor's experience a positive and memorable one.

If you are interested in volunteering for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, please contact Effie Houston, Volunteer Coordinator, at (423) 569-2404, extension 228.

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.