Big South Fork GO BIG Challenge

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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is proud to introduce its seventh challenge designed to engage the public in health and fitness while enjoying everything our national park has to offer. This year's theme is outdoor recreation and visitors will be challenged to explore Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Obed Wild & Scenic River, and Manhattan Project National Historic Park and experience the many different areas of outdoor recreation available in our community.

From January 1 to December 10, participants can earn points based on the honor system by answering questions about the nature, and history of the three parks. Acquiring points will require embarking on an adventure in search of site-specific information. Points will also be given for miles hiked, biked, paddled, or equestrian-ridden. Visitors are encouraged to collect a total of 100 points to earn a unique GO BIG 2022 Challenge patch. In 2022, we are encouraging participants to go even further and collect 200 points for a silver medallion and 300 points for a gold medallion! The GO BIG 2022 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, Obed Wild & Scenic River, and Manhatten Project Historical Park. Pick up your GO BIG 2022 Challenge booklet at Bandy Creek Visitor Center and get started today!

To get started on January 1, the challenge booklet will be available to download here (754 KB) on this page or pick it up at Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

The challenge booklet is broken up into seven different challenge categories:

  1. Trails Challenge
  2. Ranger Challenge
  3. Social Media Challenge
  4. Cozy Campfire Challenge
  5. Go with the Flow Challenge
  6. Embrace the Night Challenge
Pick and choose the challenges that are right for you, or choose to do them all!

Share your challenge photos!

We encourage you to share your adventures by emailing your photos to us. Download the GO BIG Challenge Photo Release Form, complete it, and email this form with your photos, or mail them to us at the address below. These photos may be shared on our social media sites for other participants to enjoy.

When completed, bring the booklet to Bandy Creek Visitor Center, or mail to:

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841
Attention: GO BIG Challenge Coordinator


Challenge Wrap-up and Celebration
The challenge will wrap up on December, 2022, with a GO BIG Celebration. All visitors that participate in the challenge and are present will be recognized for their accomplishments and considered for an award in various categories.

Award Categories for 2022 are:

  1. Most Hiking Miles
  2. Most Biking Miles
  3. Most Canine Miles
  4. Most Equestrian Miles
  5. Most Volunteer Points
  6. First Person to 100 Points
  7. Youth Award: Most Overall Points
  8. Most Overall Points: First and Second Place
**Each participant can only qualify as a winner in one category.**

Last updated: January 1, 2022

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