Join Park Botanist on April 12 to Discover the Wildflowers of the Big South Fork

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Date: April 8, 2014
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Big South Fork Botanist Marie Tackett will be leading a wildflower hike on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  The hike begins at the Leatherwood Ford gazebo at 10:00 a.m. (ET).  From there, Marie will lead folks along the Angel Falls Overlook Trail to the Fall Branch Bridge, a distance of 1.8 miles one way.  Visitors will discover the wildflowers that are in bloom and be given a checklist that they can use to discover more species on their own as the season progresses.

Leatherwood Ford is located between Headquarters and Bandy Creek on Leatherwood Road (Highway 297) in the gorge next to the river.  Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and come prepared for the weather.  Cameras are encouraged.

For more information or directions, please call the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275. 

Did You Know?

Park interpreter presents program on Longhunters.

Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.

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