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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area For Kids

One of many special events, the Pioneer Camp offers local students the opportunity to interact with pioneers from the early eithteenth century. During the camp students visit a 1790's pioneer camp featuring blacksmithing, food preperation, natural fiber preperation and dying, pioneer medicine, soap and candle making, and wood working. There are also demonstration firings of blackpowder muskets and rifles.

Junior Ranger Program

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would like to welcome you and your child to our Junior Web Ranger Program. The Junior Web Ranger Program is an adaption of our Junior Ranger Program and was designed for children 4 to 12 years of age to help them learn about the National Park Service, the Big South Fork, and have fun too! We need the help of parents to accomplish this goal.

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