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.

Ranger-led Programs and Events

Ranger-led Programs and Events

Discover why Big South Fork is so special. Join a park ranger for fun, informative, and free guided programs and events.

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Big South Fork GO BIG Challenge

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

Annual Spring Planting & Music Festival

Annual Spring Planting & Music Festival

Save the date for the 22nd annual Spring Planting & Music Festival - April 30, 2022.

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Be a BARK Ranger

The BARK Ranger program teaches dog owners about the importance of following the rules of BARK while visiting Big South Fork.

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Decoration Day Cemetery Quest

Celebrate the time honored tradition of Decoration Day on the Cumberland Plateau as you visit local cemeteries and connect with the past.

Annual 4th Grade Student Art Contest

Annual 4th Grade Student Art Contest

Fourth grade classrooms and students are invited to participate in an art contest at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area!

Last updated: March 14, 2022

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Oneida , TN 37841


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