• Obed Visitor Center extends hours

        The Obed Wild and Scenic River visitor center will be changing its summer operating hours effective immediately. The visitor center will be open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekends, the visitor center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call the park at 423-346-6294.

  • BSF Interpretive Programs for July Fourth weekend

  • BSF seeks public comments on oil/gas management

  • Enjoy fireworks with safety

        The Fourth of July can be a fun time with great memories. But before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
        * Kids should never play with fireworks. Things like firecrackers, rockets, and sparklers are just too dangerous. If you give kids sparklers, make sure they keep them outside and away from the face, clothing, and hair. Sparklers can reach 1,800° Fahrenheit (982° Celsius) — hot enough to melt gold.

  • June tips for lawn care

     * Grass needs a full-strength fertilizer in June. Most weed-and-feed applications contain this. The weed chemicals in this will take care of growing weeds.

        * Apply another round of pre-emergent broadleaf weed and crabgrass controls (you did this in March or April). Be careful not to apply too much fertilizer. If you use weed-and-feed, make sure the pre-emergent application does not contain fertilizer, also.

  • Temporary closure of Big South Fork horse trails

        The National Park Service will be plugging 14 orphaned wells during the summer and fall of 2011 in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area through a cooperative agreement with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Water Pollution Control. As a result of this project, trails and roads associated with access to the wells may be closed temporarily.

  • Hunting changes for 2010-11

        Several important changes were made to the hunting and trapping regulations for the 2010–2011 seasons. Several of the primary changes are:

    Deer Hunting
     * County antlerless deer and fall turkey quota hunts are now non-quota.
     * Check-in of big game now required on same calendar day of harvest (internet check-in available).

  • Turkey Harvest ranks as State’s 3rd highest

        Tennessee turkey hunters again posted another successful spring season as the harvest for 2011 nears 34,000 as reports continued to trickle into the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
         The spring turkey statewide season came to a close on May 15. The harvest number stands at 33,968. The harvest is below the 2010 record harvest of more than 37,000 birds, but this year’s harvest ranks as the state’s third highest all-time.

  • BIKING: Pedal your family to fitness

        Is it possible to have fun, get fit and move toward a healthy weight  all at the same time? No matter how old you are you can get all the benefits of physical activity by just strapping on a helmet and getting into gear on a bicycle or tricycle. Anytime is the right time to start pedaling and enjoy the freedom of biking.

    1. BIKING indoors

  • Dusty’s Big Catch