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Free wi-fi at visitor center

If you're visiting Scott County and need a wi-fi hotspot, stop by the Scott County Visitor Center in Huntsville, Tenn. From the air-conditioned comfort inside the visitor center, or from one of the rockers on the covered porch out front, connect your devices to the online world for everything from a quick check of your [...]

By | 2015-07-14T16:14:25+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free wi-fi at visitor center

Celebrate Independence Day in the mountains

ONEIDA, Tenn. — Looking to get away for the holiday? Scott County, Tenn., is calling your name! Scott County — home to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and the Cumberland Mountains — offers something for everyone during the 4th of July holiday, from those looking to make some noise to those looking [...]

By | 2015-07-01T16:59:44+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate Independence Day in the mountains

Best way to avoid bear conflicts? Leave ’em be!

“A bear is basically a giant raccoon.” That’s the way Shane Kinsey describes black bears in the Big South Fork NRRA. Kinsey, the park’s resident black bear expert who recently transitioned from the Great Smoky Mountains, told visitors at Bandy Creek Campground Saturday evening that bears are curious by nature and it’s best for humans [...]

By | 2015-07-01T15:48:32+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Best way to avoid bear conflicts? Leave ’em be!

BSF reaches guests through interpretive programs

ONEIDA, Tenn. — Jacob Sexton seems right at home as he talks to Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area visitors about the tools and habits of Native Americans that settled the BSF region during prehistoric times. He should. A recent graduate of Austin Peay State University, Sexton was more than just a football and [...]

By | 2015-07-01T15:45:48+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on BSF reaches guests through interpretive programs

‘Possum Trot’ is the set for music video

WINFIELD — When Jackson, Ky.-based Showhouse Productions reached out to Steve Salter about using Possum Trot as the set for a music video, Salter knew he had a golden opportunity on his hands.   Salter — who, with his partner, Kim Harmon, owns the replica vintage western town off Pleastant Grove Road — didn’t know [...]

By | 2015-06-04T18:47:22+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on ‘Possum Trot’ is the set for music video

Hike — or ride — into history at BSF

ONEIDA, Tenn. — There are plenty of sights to see in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. From towering sandstone cliffs to cave-like rock shelters to spectacular waterfalls, the hundreds of miles of trails within the 125,000-acre national park offer something to see at every bend. Sometimes, though, the most interesting sights to [...]

By | 2015-06-04T18:41:26+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Hike — or ride — into history at BSF

Tennessee named top state for BBQ

TripAdvisor has served up a list of the top-rated states and restaurants for barbecue and announced Tennessee as No. 1 in the U.S. "Being named the No. 1 state for barbecue by the No. 1 most popular travel site in the world is a huge honor for Tennessee," said Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of [...]

By | 2015-05-22T14:18:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Tennessee named top state for BBQ