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:
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April 22-26, 2013 is National Parks Week. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that 392 national parks will have free admission during National Park Week. Normally, 146 of 392 national parks charge entrance fees ranging from $3 to $25. In addition to the free fees, parks will be offering family friendly activities and special promotions. Check out www.nps.gov/npweek.
Although Big South Fork does not collect entrance fees, we do have use fees. The park's superintendant is in support of Free Fee 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 2013:
Did You Know?
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...