Talk:Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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Merge proposal[edit]

Proposal to merge Big South Fork of the Cumberland River into Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area: no reason given? Doesn't make sense to me as the river is not the recreation area and vice versa, even if closely related. Wouldn't it look odd to have a recreation area page in a list of Kentucky rivers, for example? Which infobox would be used, the river one or the protected area one? Pfly (talk) 17:51, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

I agree: the two articles should remain separate. One is about the river, and the other is a about a National Park Service site. I suppose the name Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area makes it sound like the NPS area includes just the river, but that's not the case. --Orlady (talk) 18:00, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm against the merger, mainly for reasons already stated (one is a geological entity and one is a political entity). Standard practice seems to be to separate the two, for example Mount Hood and Mount Hood National Forest, Guadalupe Mountains and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Everglades and Everglades National Park. Bms4880 (talk) 17:58, 15 October 2008 (UTC)