BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING PERMITS
*Holders of the Interagency Senior/Access Passes pay only half the fee.
HOG HUNTING PERMITSHog hunting permits are required to hunt wild boar in the Big South Fork NRRA from mid-September through the end of February each year. These permits are available at the Bandy Creek and Kentucky visitor centers as well as online. Permits are $5.00 ($2.50 for holders of the Interagency Senior/Access Pass) and must be purchased with a valid hunting license.
SPECIAL USE PERMITSSpecial Use Permits are required by the National Park Service to assure that park units act to conserve park resources "unimpaired" for the enjoyment of future generations. Therefore, any activities that would cause derogation of or detract from the values and purposes for which a park has been established cannot be allowed.
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.