Oneida, TN (2018-08-06) Want to see a snake up close and learn all about how it survives in this rough terrain? Earn points towards your GO Big 2018 Challenge and join us on August 11 to learn about the different types of snakes you may find in the Big South Fork. Enjoy an evening outdoors with a ranger for an introduction to the identification of a few of the common snakes in the Big South Fork area and why they are important. This fun, fact-filled evening campfire program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Bandy Creek campfire circle. In case of rain, this program will be held at the Interpretation and Education Building beside the visitor center.
The National Park Service 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.
The GO Big 2018 Challenge is a year-long, park-wide event designed to help all visitors enrich their Big South Fork experience. Participants will earn points 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 each mile hiked, biked, paddled, or equestrian-ridden, so you can get started today!