Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
Come Explore the Cumberland Plateau
But there are special places in this world,
and if we go too fast, we might miss them.
But if we slow down, and look,
we can see more than we ever thought we would.
In these places, how far we can go is measured not by steps, but by perseverance.
And the paths we follow, were carved by those who came before.
It might not seem like things are changing, but they always are.
If we watch for it.
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There's so much to experience at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. But don't take our word for it. Your adventure awaits!
2019 Go Big Challenge
"GO BIG" in 2019, as you Explore, Experience, and Connect with Big South Fork. This year's theme is the Dark Sky.
Annual Spring Planting & Music Festival
Save the date for the 19th annual Spring Planting & Music Festival - April 27, 2019.
Fifth Annual Photo Contest
Big South Fork NRRA invites photographers to submit entries for the fifth annual photography contest and exhibit.
Blue Heron Decoration Day
Join us for the fifth annual Decoration Day event at the Blue Heron Outdoor Museum on Saturday, May 18.
Last updated: March 15, 2019