• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

History and Culture Studies

The Big South Fork collections include many papers and studies that were written about the area and lifestyles or traditions of the people who lived here.

Many times, these research papers get into great depth about the topic they portray.

Inventory of Music and Gospel Recording 1981 by R. Tincher (1.55 MB)

Old Time Religion by R. Tincher (2.42 MB)

Old Time Music (4.21 MB)

Did You Know?

Black bear now live in and around Big South Fork.

In the mid-1990's black bear were released in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to study relocation techniques and to determine whether adequate habitat existed in the area. There are now an estimated 40 - 50 bear living in and around the park. More...