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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Park Planning

Fall colors and the Clear Fork River seen from Peters Ford Bridge.
Fall colors and the Clear Fork River seen from Peters Ford Bridge.
Chuck Summers
In early 2005 the National Park Service completed the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

The Final General Management Plan will guide the management of the park for the next 20 years and will serve as the overarching policy under which site specific plans will be prepared.

As these site specific plans are developed information will be provided through this website.

Final General Management Plan

Fields Management Plan

Oil and Gas Management Plan

Backcountry Management Plan

Climbing Management Plan

Long-Range Interpretive Plan

As these and other plans are developed, we look forward to both public involvement in plan development and public comment on plan content.

Did You Know?

Park interpreter presents program on Longhunters.

Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.