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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Firewood Quarantine


Counties surrounding Big South Fork NRRA


Certain states have non-native insects that can cause damage to our native trees. Due to this, firewood brought in from outside of the five counties (McCreary, Scott, Morgan, Fentress, and Pickett) surrounding the park is prohibited. Be prepared to buy or collect your wood once you arrive at the campground. To find more information on non-native species click here.

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.