Hike of the week: Angel Falls

Distance: 3.48 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 72 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Leatherwood Ford It is the most popular hiking trail in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. In fact, Angel Falls...

O&W Bridge to temporarily close for repairs

Efforts to repair the historic O&W Bridge will commence Monday, March 6, and will take approximately three weeks to complete.  This project is funded by the State of Tennessee,...

BSF to waive fees to celebrate MLK Day

BANDY CREEK — Since 1986, the third Monday in January has been designated as a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister, Nobel Peace Prize...

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,...

Caves aplenty in Big South Fork region

Are there caves in Scott County? The obvious answer is yes, although the word “cave” is open to varying interpretations. In the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there...

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...

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 &...

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 those is at the end...

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 in communities near the park...

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...

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