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

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Leave No Trace

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Chuck Summers
 
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Wilderness ethics dictate that visitors to the area try to leave no trace of their passage. While not regulations, the seven Leave No Trace principles will help you get the most out of your wilderness experience, and help you to preserve Big South Fork's unique values for other visitors, both today and in the future.

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Click here to learn more about these principles.

Did You Know?

Freshwater mussel found in Big South Fork River

Twelve of the nations 300 species of fresh water mussels are now extinct. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area currently has 20 documented species, five of which are federally listed as endangered. More...