• Leatherwood Ford panorama 2011

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Backcountry Permits

online permits

By clicking on this you are agreeing to follow all food storage and camping regulations in the backcountry.  Get more information at http://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/backcountry-hiking-and-camping.htm

BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING PERMITS

  • Backcountry permits are required for all visitors who will camp in the backcountry for one or more nights.
  • These permits are good for the length of stay but not longer than 14 days.
  • Permit fees are based on group size. Groups with more than 25 persons must obtain a Special Use Permit.
  • Backcountry Camping Permits may be obtained at one of our visitor centers or online.


1 to 6 person(s) $5.00*
7 to 12 persons $10.00*
13 to 18 persons $15.00*
19 to 24 persons $20.00*

*Holders of the Interagency Senior/Access Passes pay only half the fee.

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