Hike of the week: Hurricane Ridge

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation gain: 570 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous Trailhead: O&W Bridge NOTE: This hike includes several unsigned turns. Please print our side-by-side illustrated guide by clicking here,...

Hike of the week: Blue Heron Loop

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation gain: 640 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Blue Heron When it comes to under-rated hiking trails in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation...

Visitors told to leave Big South Fork

  BANDY CREEK — Visitors who had checked in at the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area's campgrounds, including Bandy Creek and the...

'White-nose syndrome' a threat to local bat colonies

Even as state and federal agencies expand efforts to slow its spread, white-nose syndrome in bats is spreading at an alarming rate and quickly...

Hike of the Week: Colditz Cove

Distance: 1.43 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 99 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Colditz Cove State Natural Area Almost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the...

BSF announces camping fee increase

BANDY CREEK — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has implemented new camping fees as of January 1, 2018, for both Bandy...

Hike of the week: Frozen Head

From a perch high on the southern slope of Old Mac Mountain, the song of a wood thrush echoes through the tree tops as...

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...

BSF establishes 'trailkeeper' program

  The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has started a new volunteer activity called the Trail Keepers program for people who love...

Big South Fork offers ranger-guided activities

BANDY CREEK — Earn points towards your 2018 GO Big patch by joining us for a special Paddle with a Ranger adventure on the...
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