• Leatherwood Ford panorama 2011

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Fees & Passes

Fee Area Sign 2013

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.

User Fees

Academic Fee Waivers

Passes

 

Fee-Free Days

On a variety of holidays, as well as the annual "National Park Week", entrance fees are waived at all National Parks. 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 2015:

  • January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 14-16 - President's Day Weekend
  • April 18-19 - Opening Weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26 - National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day

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