Fees & Reservations
Although Big South Fork NRRA does not have an entrance fee, there are several types of user fees. These fees help the park fund projects such as trail rehabilitation, upgrading and replacing campsite fixtures as well as providing staffing in the campground offices. Fees are charged for the following recreational activities:
It's been said that America's best idea are the national parks. Come by for a visit, to relax, to learn a little bit about this great nation ... and to have some fun!
Rough economic times call for economical fun, and you can't beat America's national parks for family time, fresh air, and opportunities to learn about our great country. Every day there are more than 200 national parks that never charge an entrance fee. Learn more about fee free days in the National Parks at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Although Big South Fork does not collect entrance fees, we do have use fees. The park's Superintendent is in support of fee free days for backcountry camping, swimming pool use, and camping at Alum Ford Campground. Permits will still be required, but there will be no charge. The following dates are the official fee free days of 2014:
Did You Know?
In the mid-1990's black bear were released in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to study relocation techniques and to determine whether adequate habitat existed in the area. There are now an estimated 40 - 50 bear living in and around the park. More...