Bandy Creek Campground Program: Sergeant Alvin C. York

Oneida, TN (2018-06-17)  Earn points towards your “GO BIG 2018” Challenge by joining a ranger on Saturday, June 23, to learn about local Medal of Honor recipient, Alvin C. York.  Enjoy a brief introduction by the ranger followed by the 1941 film “Sergeant York”.

Alvin C. York aboard the USS Ohioan

Join us for this engaging program and help us celebrate the centennial anniversary of his heroic acts at the Argonne Forest of France during World War I.  This program begins at 7:00 p.m. (ET) at the Bandy Creek Interpretation & Education Building.

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 programs are free of charge.

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