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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Swimming Pool Fees

Bandy Creek Swimming Pool
The pool is OPEN to the public on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from noon to 6 pm ET.

Built in 1988 by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bandy Creek Pool is a rare amenity for a National Park Service campground. The complex contains a main pool, wading pool, accessible restrooms, outdoor shower, volleyball court, playground, and picnic shelter. The pool is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday (and Holidays) from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The daily use fees are based on age:

Adults 13 y/o and older: $3.00
Child 6 y/o to 12 y/o: $2.00
Kids 5 and under: FREE

All Bandy Creek pool patrons must pay at the campground entrance station and obtain a wristband in order to enter the pool area. Click here for more information about our season pass.

The pool may be reserved from Monday through Friday between the hours of noon and 8:00 p.m. ET and on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET. Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. For groups with more than 25 persons, a special use permit is required. For more information or reservations, please call 423-286-8368.


Did You Know?

Hikers admire spring wildflowers near Charit Creek.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has over 150 miles of maintained hiking trails available for your enjoyment. Trails range from short, one mile loops to long multi-day hikes through the rugged backcountry. More...