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.
Black Bear Program
Gain an understanding about the Black Bears during an evening program at Bandy Creek Campground on Saturday, May 25th starting at 7 p.m. EDTRead More
For the Love of Bugs!
Come and learn about bugs at the Blue Heron Campground starting at 7:30 p.m. EDT.Read More
Come and hear some amazing stories this Saturday at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at 10 a.m. EDT.Read More
Mountain Biking Program
Join Joe Cross at Bandy Creek Visitor Center this weekend starting at 10 a.m. EDT.Read More
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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
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?
Cumberland sandwort is one of several species of threatened and endangered plants found throughout Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Cumberland sandwort only grows in the dry sandy soils of certain rockshelters found in and around Big South Fork.