BSF proposes eliminating family pool passes

  BANDY CREEK — The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is proposing to make the swimming pool at the Bandy Creek Campground financially viable for the 2014...

Hike of the week: Leatherwood Loop

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation gain: 550 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: East Rim At 3.6 miles in length, Leatherwood Loop is far from the longest hiking trail that is included in the Twenty Week...

Honey Creek: Rugged terrain makes for spectacular hike

ROBBINS — Late winter and early spring is one of the premier times of year for hiking. And when it comes to hiking in the Big South Fork NRRA,...

Hike of the Week: Maude’s Crack

Distance: 2.4 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 279 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Terry Cemetery Beginning and ending at Terry Cemetery off Divide Road in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Maude’s...

BSF grant provides students with educational opportunity

Some 40 fourth and fifth graders from Oneida Elementary School had an opportunity to stay overnight at the remote Charit Creek Lodge recently, thanks to an America’s Best Idea...

BSF visitation increases in 2016

BANDY CREEK — Visitation to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area continues to increase, the national park announced last week. The BSF recorded 684,715 visits in 2016,...

Back Yard: The scenic route from Leatherwood to Bandy

  By car, the drive from the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area’s headquarters at Leatherwood to the Bandy Creek Campground on the opposite side of the gorge...

Back Yard: Clear Fork loop is underrated adventure in BSF

Ask most seasoned hikers of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area to name their top five trails in the 125,000-acre national park, and most won’t include...

Johnson City man dies in BSF accident

ROBBINS — A 25-year-old Johnson City man died late Sunday from injuries he sustained a day earlier in a near-drowning accident in the Big South Fork National River &...

Conway to appear at 'Haunting' event

BANDY CREEK — Eustace Conway, a regular on The History Channel’s popular reality show, “Mountain Men,” will take the stage at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Haunting in...

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