The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will offer free camping for backcountry camping permits and Alum Ford Campground for the nights of February 15, 16, and 17, 2014. It is a good time to explore the beautiful mountain terrain before the leaves come back on the trees! For more information about the fee waivers, you may call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.
Make plans for the other fee free days coming up in 2014: April 19-20 to celebrate the opening weekend of National Park Week, August 25 to celebrate the National Park Service birthday, September 27 to observe National Public Lands Day, and November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
Did You Know?
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.