GO BIG 2018 Challenge

2018 GO BIG Challenge
2018 Go Big Challenge Patch

Get up and get moving in 2018! Join in the fun and participate in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area’s new all-inclusive GO BIG 2018 Challenge. This year-long self-paced challenge was designed to encourage ALL visitors to explore and experience Big South Fork while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, reducing stress, and being physically active.

Until December 8, participants will earn points on the honor system by answering questions about the nature, and history of the park that will require exploration in search of site-specific information. Points will also be given for miles hiked, biked, paddled, or equestrian-ridden. All participants who earn at least 100 points are eligible for the GO BIG 2018 Challenge patch that was specially designed for this event.

To get started, download the challenge booklet, or pick it up at one of our visitor centers.

The challenge booklet is broken up into five different challenge categories:

  1. Waterfall Challenge
  2. Wayside Challenge (The Blue Heron Outdoor Museum is open year-round. However, the exhibits are only open April - October on Wednesdays through Sundays.)
  3. Trail Challenge
  4. Ranger Challenge
  5. Social Media Challenge.
Pick and choose the challenges that are right for you, or choose to do them all!

Share your challenge photos!

We encourage you to share your adventures with us by emailing your photos to e-mail us. Download the GO Big Challenge Photo Release Form, complete it, and email this form with your photos, or mail them to us at the address below. These photos may be shared on our social media sites for other participants to enjoy.

When completed, bring the booklet to Bandy Creek Visitor Center, or mail to:

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841
Attention: Go Big Challenge Coordinator


Challenge Wrap-up and Celebration
The challenge will wrap up on December 8, at 10:00 am ET with a GO BIG Celebration. All visitors that participate in the challenge and are present will be recognized for their accomplishments and considered for an award in various categories.

Award Categories for 2018 are:

  1. Most Hiking Points
  2. Most Equestrian Points
  3. Most Mountain Bike Points
  4. Most Paddling Points
  5. Most Overall Points (Male and Female)
  6. Most Overall Challenges Completed (Male and Female)
  7. Most Overall Points Youth Award
  8. Largest Team to Complete the Challenge
For more information, please call Bandy Creek Visitor Center at 423-286-7275.

Last updated: November 23, 2018

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4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841


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