Monday, February 11, 2019

Big South Fork NRRA Announces 2019 GO BIG Challenge

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is excited to announce the fourth challenge designed to engage the public in health and fitness while exploring everything our national park has to offer. This year's theme is Dark Skies, and visitors will be challenged to explore one of our most valuable resources -- the night sky.

Until December 14, participants will earn points based on the honor system by answering questions about the nature and history of the park that will require exploration in search of site-specific information. Points will also be given for miles hiked, biked, paddled, or equestrian-ridden. Visitors can collect a total of 100 points to earn a GO Big 2019 patch.

The GO BIG 2019 Challenge is a year-long, self-paced, all-inclusive event designed to help all our visitors connect and experience the many diverse activities and areas along with the natural, historical, and cultural resources of Big South Fork NRRA.

This year’s challenge encompasses six different categories:

2.cemetery media
4.trail and trails after dark
5.birding and birding after dark
6.wayside and wayside after dark

Pick and choose the challenges that are right for you, or choose to do them all. Download your GO BIG 2019 Challenge booklet at:, or pick it up at Bandy Creek Visitor Center and get started today.

Remember, half the park is after dark so get ready to see some of your favorite places…at night.

The challenge will wrap up on December 14, at 10:00 AM (ET) with a GO BIG celebration. All visitors that participate in the challenge and are present will be recognized for their accomplishments in various categories.

For more information, please call Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.

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