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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Walk to the Katie Blevins Cemetery at Big South Fork on Saturday, July 6

headstones
l: George Boyatt  r: Katie Blevins

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

There will be a guided walk to the Katie Blevins Cemetery that will focus on burial traditions in the region of the Cumberland Plateau.  To attend please meet at 7:00 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, July 6, at the Bandy Creek Trailhead in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  Visitors will learn about burial traditions on or near the land that became Big South Fork.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tell a story about family traditions.

The Bandy Creek Trailhead is located past the Bandy Creek Visitor Center on the Bandy Creek Loop.  Take a left turn to reach the parking area and restroom right before the paved road becomes a gravel road.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Interpretation and Education Building located beside the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.  Please call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275 if you have any questions. 

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.