It is settled. Andy and I will return to Big Creek as campground hosts for May and June.
Big News: Big Creek is going to be on the reservation system this year. No more driving all that way only to find that there are no sites available - or getting there early in the morning to hover over campsites that might be vacated. Your site will be waiting for you!
I tried to go from the park website to get to reservations.gov today but it took me to the Cataloochee campground.