BSF trails chief retires

BANDY CREEK — Wallace Linder, roads and trails branch chief of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Obed Wild and Scenic River...

Report: Local tourism revenue still growing

Tourist activity generated $11.13 million in Scott County in 2015, according to a newly-released study by the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association. That number reflects...

Preliminary work begins on JMT connector

The segments of the John Muir Trail at Honey Creek and Leatherwood will soon become one. The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area...

'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: 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...

Black bear cubs seen alone might not be orphaned

That black bear cub that you see alone near your home might not really be orphaned. That's the message from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency,...

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...

Hike of the week: Twin Arches

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 550 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Twin Arches In the 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there are more spectacular geological...

Back Yard: The view from the end of the trail

There are no pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. But at the end of the trail, sometimes, are true treasures. One of...

Report: BSF generates $16 million in economic benefit

A new National Park Service report shows that 565,063 visitors to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in 2013 spent $16.3 million...
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