• Leatherwood Ford panorama 2011

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

River Access Points

PETER’S BRIDGE:

The Peter’s Ford Road leaves Highway 52 at Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene 3 miles east of Allardt and 8 miles east of Jamestown, Tennessee. It can also be reached via Rugby by the above directions for Brewster Bridge. After crossing the bridge, continue west on Route 52 for approximately 7 more miles to the church on the left.

BREWSTER BRIDGE:

From Bandy Creek Road, turn east (left) onto Route 297 and continue to Oneida and U.S. 27 south. Follow Route 27 south to Route 52 in Elgin. Turn right onto Route 52 east and drive toward Rugby approximately 5 miles to White Oak Creek Bridge. After crossing bridge continue east on Route 52 through Rugby to Brewster Bridge over the Clear Fork River. The river access point can be reached by crossing the birdge and taking the first road to the left.

 

BURNT MILL BRIDGE:

From Bandy Creek Road, turn east (left) onto Route 297. Drive 12 miles to Oneida and U.S. 27. Turn south (right) onto Route 27 and drive 10 miles to New River Bridge. After crossing bridge at New River drive 0.5 miles farther on Route 27 south and turn right onto Mountain View Road. Drive 2.0 miles to Mountain View and turn right at Shoemaker’s store, then left on Black Creek Road at Mountain View Baptist Church. Follow Black Creek Road 2.3 miles to Crossroads Community. At Crossroads turn right on to Burnt Mill Ford Road. Continue .5 miles to fork in road. Take left fork and continue .5 miles to Burnt Mill Bridge.

 

ZENITH:

Take Highway 52 east for 5.5 miles to Mt. Helen Road. Turn left onto Mt. Helen and drive 4.9 miles to fork in the road at Garrett’s Grocery. Take the paved road to the left and drive .2 miles to Zenith Road to the left.

LEATHERWOOD FORD:

From Bandy Creek Road turn (left) east onto Route 297, drive 1 mile to Leatherwood Ford.

From Highway 27 in Oneida take TN Route 297 west ten miles to Leatherwood Ford.

STATION CAMP:

From Bandy Creek Road turn (left) east onto Route 297 for approximately 8.5 miles to junction of 297 and Station Camp Road. Turn left onto Station Camp Road at Terry & Terry Store and drive 8.1 miles to river.

From Highway 27 in Oneida take TN Route 297 west six miles to the Terry & Terry Store. Continue straight onto Station Camp Road at Terry & Terry Store and drive 8.1 miles to river.

BLUE HERON/MINE 18:

The Blue Heron site may be reached by taking Kentucky Route 742 west from Revelo, Kentucky. Coming from the north or south, take U.S. Highway 27 to Highway 92, turn left and follow Route 92 through Stearns to 1651, follow 1651 east to Revelo and turn right onto Highway 742. Blue Heron is located 9.5 miles down Kentucky Route 742.

YAMACRAW:

Yamacraw Bridge is on Kentucky Highway 92 north of Stearns, Kentucky, or 92 south from Monticello, Kentucky.

WORLEY:

Take Highway 92, 1.8 miles west from Stearns, Kentucky to Highway 791. Take Highway 791 for approximately 1.4 miles. The road to Worley is a gravel road that drops off sharply to the right. Continue down this road approximately 0.9 miles to Worley. The road to Worley is often in poor condition and may not be suitable for some 2 wheel drive vehicles. Caution is advised.

ALUM FORD:

Alum Ford area may be reached by taking Kentucky Route 700 west from U.S. 27 at Marshes Siding. Follow Kentucky Route 700 approximately 5 miles to the ford.

NEW RIVER BRIDGE:

From Bandy Creek Road, turn east (left) onto Route 297. Drive 12 miles to Oneida and U.S. 27. Turn south (right) onto Route 27 and drive 10 miles to New River Bridge. River access immediately south of the bridge.

WHITE OAK CREEK:

From Bandy Creek Road, turn east (left) onto Route 297 and continue to Oneida and U.S. 27 south. Follow Route 27 south to Route 52 in Elgin. Turn right onto Route 52 east and drive toward Rugby approximately 5 miles to White Oak Creek Bridge.

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