Fees & Passes

Fee Area Sign 2013

Although Big South Fork NRRA does not have an entrance fee, there are several types of user fees. These fees help the park fund projects such as trail rehabilitation, upgrading and replacing campsite fixtures as well as providing staffing in the campground offices.

User Fees

Academic Fee Waivers



Fee-Free Days

On a variety of holidays, as well as the annual "National Park Week," entrance fees are waived at all National Parks. Learn more about fee free days in the National Parks at https://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Although Big South Fork does not collect entrance fees, we do have use fees. The park's Superintendent is in support of fee free days for backcountry camping, swimming pool use, and camping at Alum Ford Campground. Permits will still be required, but there will be no charge. The following dates are the official fee free days of 2019:

  • January 21 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 20 -- First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
  • August 25 -- National Park Service Birthday
  • September 28 -- National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 -- Veterans Day

Last updated: November 20, 2018

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4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841


(423) 569-9778

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