Come Explore the Cumberland Plateau

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.

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We all rush along sometimes.

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!

Annual Spring Planting & Music Festival

Annual Spring Planting & Music Festival

Save the date for the 18th annual Spring Planting & Music Festival, April 28, 2018

Kentucky National Parks Pentathlon Patch

Kentucky National Parks Pentathlon

Get out and explore YOUR Kentucky national parks today!

Yahoo Falls

Fourth Annual Photo Contest

Big South Fork NRRA invites photographers to submit entries for the fourth annual photography contest and exhibit.

Blue Heron Decoration Day

Blue Heron Decoration Day

Join us for the fourth annual Blue Heron Decoration Day event at the Blue Heron Interpretive Center, May 20, from 12:00-5:00 pm (ET).

"GO BIG" in 2018!

"GO BIG" in 2018, as you Explore, Experience, and Connect with Big South Fork NRRA

Night Sky & Astronomy Programs

Night Sky & Astronomy Programs

Join us for an evening of dark sky education and celebration by attending a ranger-led astronomy program at Big South Fork NRRA

layout of several brochures with information about the park

Park Brochures

Download your brochures here.

Plan a night at one of our five campgrounds.


Plan a night at one of our five campgrounds.

historic cabin located in the heart of the Big South Fork

Concessionaires and Outfitters

Plan your visit with one of these businesses in the park.

Last updated: January 26, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841


(423) 569-9778

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