Ranger-led Wildflower Hike, Saturday, April 29

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23) In celebration of the 17th Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival, join a park ranger for a ranger-led hike while learning about Big South Fork’s local wildflowers, plant communities, and forest ecology.  The up to two-hour hike starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, April 29, at the gazebo near Leatherwood Ford. [ Read More ]

Big South Fork Announces Spring Planting and Music Festival Line Up

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 29, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m. (ET).  A diverse range of the region’s most talented live music acts are currently scheduled to perform.  Musical genres represented are to include bluegrass, traditional Appalachian, singer-songwriter, Americana and a flute circle. [ Read More ]

17th Annual Big South Fork Spring Planting and Music Festival, April 29

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23)  Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the 17th annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 29, near the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.  The festival celebrates the coming of spring and the Appalachian way of life that has been such an important part of the history of the Big South Fork area. [ Read More ]

McCreary County Library: Reading Ranger Program on April 29

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23)  Park rangers from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will read children’s books about wildflowers and waterfalls and then lead families on a wildflower hike at Yahoo Falls on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. (ET) at the historic Yahoo Falls picnic shelter followed by a hike on the Yahoo Falls Loop trail.  Yahoo Falls is Kentucky’s tallest waterfall and flows into the Big South Fork River. [ Read More ]

Birding Walk at Big South Fork, Saturday, April 29

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23) In celebration of the 17th Annual Spring Planting & Music Festival, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area announces a birding walk with Dr. Charles P. Nicholson on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Participants will meet at the Bandy Creek Swimming Pool parking lot at 8:00 a.m. (E.T.). [ Read More ]

National Junior Ranger Day Hike: Burnt Mill Bridge Loop, April 22

April 16, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-16) Hey Junior Rangers!  Get ready to “GO BIG” in 2017 as you explore, experience, and connect with the park in your backyard!  On National Junior Ranger Day in preparation for the “GO BIG 2017” Challenge, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be conducting a healthy hike along the Burnt Mill Bridge Loop trail on Saturday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).  [ Read More ]

Obed Lilly Bluff and Boulder Field Healthy Hike on Friday, April 21

April 15, 2017

Wartburg, TN (2017-04-15)  The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be having a ranger-led healthy hike along the Lilly Bluff Overlook Trail and the Boulder Trail on Friday, April 21, 2017.  The 1.5-mile hike will traverse the length of the park’s Lilly Bluff Overlook Trail as well as the length of the park’s Boulder Trail. [ Read More ]

Big South Fork and Obed Parks Science Meeting on April 19

April 13, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-13)  In celebration of National Park Week, the National Park Service will be hosting a public science meeting on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Historic Rugby Visitor Center at 1333 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, Tennessee.  The public is invited to spend the day with scientists who have been conducting research at Obed Wild and Scenic River and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. [ Read More ]

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