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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Picnic Shelter Reservations

F loop shelter for web

The F-loop shelter is available for reservations on a first-come first-served basis year round. There is a non-refundable fee of $10.00. To make a shelter reservation, please call the Fee Manager's office at 423-569-2404 ext 267 or the Bandy Creek Kiosk at 423-286-8368. You may also email us for more information. The area is handicap accessible and includes amenities such as two large standing grills, picnic tables, wildlife proof garbage cans, as well as access to restrooms. There are currently no water or electric hook-ups available on the site.

 
pool shelter rental

The pool shelter is available for reservations on a first-come first-served basis from Labor Day to Memorial Day each year. It is not available for rental during the pool operating season. There is a non-refundable fee of $25.00. To make a shelter reservation, please call the Fee Manager's office at 423-569-2404 ext 267. You may also email us for more information. The area is handicap accessible and includes amenities such as electrical hook-up, water hydrant, two large standing grills, picnic tables, and wildlife proof garbage cans. Restrooms are available in the nearby tent camping loop A or at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

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.