Hike of the Week: Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation gain: 240 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Historic Rugby Participants of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge who have sweated out hikes to Hurricane Ridge, Angel Falls Overlook and along...

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...

Hike of the Week: Fall Branch Falls

Distance: 4.4 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 284 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Bandy Creek Swimming Pool The showcase of the John Litton Farm Loop Trail in the Big South...

BSF to assess wagon use on O&W

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } The National Park Service will begin a pilot project to assess the use of horse-drawn wagons on the O&W...

A step-by-step guide to Hurricane Ridge hike

The Hurricane Ridge hike is the destination of Week 14 of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge. At 5.6 miles, the hike is rated strenuous...

'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...

BSF's Blount receives top award

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } The National Park Service’s Southeastern Regional Office has awarded Tom Blount the region’s top award for natural resource management...

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,...

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...

Report: BSF facing cuts due to sequestration

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area — like other National Park Service units across the country...
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