Online Backcountry Permits
Print, read and follow the backcountry guidelines for your safety and enjoyment of the backcountry areas of the Big South Fork NRRA. You only need to have the confirmation number of your purchased permit. Online permits do not print out.
Browser compatibility has been an issue with online permit processing. Try a different internet browser to process your permit. If you continue to have trouble, contact our office at 423-286-8368 to obtain the permit over the phone. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET); 7 days a week.
For more information, contact the fee office by email or by phone at 423-569-2404 ext 267.
Did You Know?
In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.