August 28, 2012
Contact: Henrietta DeGroot
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will host a meeting with park managers, transportation experts and the public to discuss opportunities for improving access in the park. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EDT), at the Bandy Creek Interpretation and Education Building across from the Visitor Center.
Transportation experts from the National Park Service's Alternative Transportation Program will be in the park throughout the week to assess the park's transportation infrastructure and provide recommendations on how to improve transportation connections between the historic train, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, horseback rides, hiking, all-terrain vehicles, and private automobiles. The meeting will provide the opportunity for the public to share their ideas for improving recreational access in the park.
Superintendent Niki S. Nicholas said, "I am looking forward to hearing ideas from community members about how best to improve transportation in the park."
There is no charge for this event. For more information, contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.