The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area will provide assistance this weekend for family members wishing to visit remote cemeteries and do minor cleanup of graves of their relatives.
The BSF will provide assistance Friday and Saturday to park cemeteries that are not easy to access and that are located inside the parkís boundaries.
Transportation from a designated area in the park will be provided only to those who are physically unable to walk round-trip, and will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.
The National Park Service will repeat the assistance in the fall, when the weather is cooler.
There are a total of 58 cemeteries located throughout Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
The earliest historic burial found within Big South Fork NRRA is located in the No Business Cemetery. This cemetery is on a small ridge on the north side of No Business Creek, about halfway upstream from its confluence with the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River.
Those needing assistance to visit a park cemetery on June 6 or 7 can contact Effie Houston at 569-9778 by noon today (Thursday).