GO Big 2018 Safety Saturday Talk: Rock Climbing Basics in Big South Fork

September 23, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-09-23)  Join Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area for our second program in a series of “Safety Saturday Talks”.  Join Ranger Rick Ryan from Obed Wild and Scenic River on September 29 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on the porch of the Interpretation and Education Building located beside the Bandy Creek Visitor Center for an informative talk on rock climbing basics. [ Read More ]

GO Big 2018 Healthy Hike: No Business Trail, September 29

September 23, 2018

Oneida, Tennessee:  Earn up to 29 points toward your GO Big Challenge patch when you opt outdoors and hike with a ranger!  Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be conducting another GO Big 2018 Challenge Healthy Hike along the historic No Business Trail Saturday, September 29, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). [ Read More ]

GO BIG 2018 Safety Saturday: Backpacking & Hiking in Big South Fork

September 16, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-09-16)  Celebrate the 25th annual National Public Lands Day with Ranger Tommy Safranek for our first in a series of “Safety Saturday” programs!  The first step to safely backpacking and hiking in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is to plan ahead.  That means to know your route, know the terrain and know things like trail conditions, stream crossings and food storage regulations. [ Read More ]

Healthy Hike: Lilly Bluff Area Trails, September 21

September 15, 2018

Wartburg, TN (2018-09-15)  Get out and explore YOUR Obed Wild and Scenic River!  The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be conducting a healthy hike on Friday, September 21, at 11:00 a.m. (ET).  Ranger Rick Ryan will lead a moderate 2.5 mile hike on the Lilly Bluff area trails which will include the Overlook Trail, the Bridge Trail and the Boulder Field Trail.  [ Read More ]

Obed Healthy Hike on Saturday, September 15

September 9, 2018

Wartburg, TN (2018-09-09) The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be offering a healthy hike along the Emory River Gorge section of the Cumberland Trail on Saturday, September 15.  Along the way on this moderate-to-strenuous 2.5-mile trail, we will view several sandstone rock formations which dot the landscape. [ Read More ]

GO Big Challenge 2018: Reading Ranger program at the 26th annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival – September 15

September 9, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-08-09)  Join a park ranger from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area for a special Reading Ranger story time program during the 26th annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival. Earn points towards your 2018 GO Big Challenge patch and meet us at 10:30 a.m. (ET) at the Bandy Creek fields on Saturday, September 15.  This month’s theme will be about the art of storytelling, and afterwards there will be a fun kid’s activity. [ Read More ]

Night Skies over the Obed on Friday, September 14

September 8, 2018

Wartburg, TN (2018-09-08)  Starry night skies are an important part of the special places the National Park Service protects.  Our national parks hold some of the last remaining harbors of darkness and provide amazing opportunities to experience this critical resource.  The Obed Wild and Scenic River is one of these special places where you can enjoy the quiet, dark solitude of nature at night, and now the Obed is one of the newest Dark Sky Parks designated by the International Dark Sky Association. [ Read More ]

“Haunting in the Hills” Storytelling Festival, September 15

September 7, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-09-05) The 26th annual “Haunting in the Hills” Storytelling Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Bandy Creek fields in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The day will be filled with stories, music, crafts and much more at the.  Craft classes, concerts and all programs are free and open to the public. [ Read More ]

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