Come Explore the Cumberland Plateau
Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
The Storytelling Festival will be on Saturday, September 21, 2013. The event features crafts, music and storytelling throughout the day.Read More
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Ranger Programs this Weekend
Ranger programs are scheduled throughout this weekend...come join us!Read More
Do you enjoy camping in the outdoors by tent or RV? Bandy Creek and Blue Heron Campgrounds offer water and electric hook-ups and hot water showers.Read More
Kayaking and Canoeing the Big South Fork River can be quite challenging. Navigated the free-flowing river in early spring when water levels are high.Read More
Join the National Park Service in cooperation with the Big South Fork Scenic Railway for the third annual Ghost Train on Saturday, September 7, 2013.Read More
There are 200 miles of horse trails for you to explore at Big South Fork. Enjoy overlooks, quiet streams, wildflowers and even a backcountry lodge.Read More
Blue Heron Coal Tipple
Blue Heron Interpretive Center is an outdoor museum with displays and recorded voices of the people who lived there and worked in the mine.Read More
Did You Know?
With two equestrain campgrounds, a stable operation and over 180 miles of horseback riding trails, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is truely a riders paradise. More...