Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

  • Peaceful view of the tree-lined river



Big South Fork Information

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the Cumberland River, providing visitors hiking, camping, and kayaking.

The free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries pass through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide range of natural and historic features. The area offers a broad range of additional recreational opportunities including camping, whitewater rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing.

Big South Fork covers areas in both Kentucky and Tennessee. With so many opportunities for outdoor adventurers, Big South Fork is well worth multiple stops for anyone in the Southeast Region.

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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida , TN

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