If you have a National Parks passport, come by and get the brand new Big South Fork Historic Rugby passport stamp put on it! We can’t sell you a passport at our new Rugby Ranger Station yet, but, we sure can stamp it with the most recent stamp created by the National Parks Service.

Big South Fork National Park passport stamps designed specifically for the Historic Rugby (Tennessee) and Gateway to the Big South Fork (Crossville, Tennessee) Visitor Centers will be available starting Saturday, July 12.  These two new stamps are part of a program available at nearly all of the 401 National Park Service units.  These National Park Passport Stamps, which are free, are similar in nature to passport cancelation stamps stamped in a traveler’s national passport.

The Passport to Your National Parks program was started in 1986 as a way to make visitors aware of the many opportunities available to visit all of the wonderful national park sites across the country.  The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area also has three other park passport stamps specific to Bandy Creek (Tennessee), Blue Heron (Kentucky), and Stearns (Kentucky).

For more information, call park headquarters at (423) 569-9778, or contact  Howard Duncan, howard_duncan@nps.gov, 423-286-7275, or  Dave Carney, dave_carney@nps.gov, (423) 569-9778


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