Fatality at South Pittsburg Preserve

We are saddened to report the death of a visitor to South Pittsburg Pit Preserve on the afternoon of Sunday, January 31. He was with a group of five cavers and had a mishap while on rappel.

A team from the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Rescue Service assisted South Pittsburgh Fire/Rescue, Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office, and South Pittsburg Police Department. No other details have been released from law enforcement.

Our thoughts are with his family in this time of loss. Out of respect, we have suspended issuing any permits to this Preserve until after February 7.

4th Annual Bats, Beer and Bluegrass

B32019PSCombining great bluegrass music, locally crafted brews from Chattanooga Brewing and amazing food from Parkway Pourhouse in a gorgeous outdoor setting, Bats, Beer & Bluegrass is one of the most unique events in the Southeast. Dinner is included with your ticket. Beer is available for purchase (over 21 years old of course). Purchase a VIP ticket and get a souvenir mug, poster and or complementary beer during the event.

This year we have two amazing bluegrass bands, No Time Flatt and The Tin Cup Rattlers. No Time Flatt is the 2017 and 2018 winner of the Tennessee Music Awards, "Bluegrass Band of the Year." The Tin Cup Rattlers are a husband and wife duo from Chattanooga who feature a rich bluegrass tradition.

Best of all will be the opportunity to experience all of this on a gorgeous nature preserve with the stunning entrance to Frick's Cave as the backdrop. The evening ends with a chance to witness the spectacular flight of the endangered gray bats from the cave.

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