Bandy Creek Campground Ranger Program: Coral to Coal

Oneida, TN (2018-06-03)  Earn points towards your GO BIG 2018 Challenge by joining a ranger on Saturday, June 9, 2018 to explore a geological time period from coral to coal.  The Cumberland Plateau is filled with dramatic cliffs, arches, rockshelters, chimneys, and other interesting features which are carved into the sandstone of the landscape.  Join us for this engaging program and learn how these features are formed.  This program begins at 7:00 p.m. (ET) at the Bandy Creek campfire circle which is located on the campground trail between the swimming pool parking lot and Loop C bath house.

The National Park Service (NPS) hosts ranger programs on a variety of topics every Saturday evening starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend at Bandy Creek Campground.  All ranger-led campfire programs are free of charge.  In the event of inclement weather, the campfire program will be presented in the Interpretation and Education building located next to the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

The GO BIG 2018 Challenge is a year-long park-wide event designed to motivate visitors to go out and explore their park.  Participants will earn points by answering questions about the park, becoming a volunteer, taking part in NPS programs and events as well as hiking, biking or paddling in the Big South Fork NRRA.  If you earn 100 points, you will receive a GO BIG 2018 Challenge patch, and awards will be given at the GO BIG 2018 celebration on December 8.  Download your GO BIG booklet at