Big South Fork NRRA Reveals New All-Inclusive GO BIG 2018 Challenge

Oneida, TN (2018-02-01) On the heels of a very successful hiking and exploration challenge in 2017, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has officially launched its new GO BIG 2018 Challenge.  Big South Fork NRRA invites all visitors to get to know their park and have a little fun along the way.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area’s new all-inclusive GO BIG 2018 Challenge will be a year-long self-paced challenge that has been designed to encourage ALL visitors to explore and experience Big South Fork while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, reducing stress, and being physically active.

From now until December 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 at https://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/go-big-2018-challenge.htm or pick it up at Bandy Creek Visitor Center.  The challenge booklet is broken up into five different challenge categories.  Pick and choose the challenges that are right for you or choose to do them all!

The challenge will wrap up on December 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (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.

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