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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

One of the Twin Arches
Big South Fork from O and W Bridge

The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area encompasses 125,000 acres in Scott County, Tennessee, as well as Fentress, Morgan and Pickett counties in Tennessee. Spectacular scenery includes rock bluffs, rock houses, and river views. Ir is adjacent to Pickett State Park and National and State Forest lands.  It is rich in history, from Native American to early settlers, and logging and mining days.

Recreational Opportunities

The Big South Fork is recognized as one of the Southeast's top destination for whitewater paddlers, and the park itself is among the top destinations in the eastern U.S. for equestrian riders. Hiking, rappelling, camping, fishing and hunting are other activities enjoyed at the Big South Fork.

Seasons Accessible

Open year round

How to Get There

See directions on the National Park Service webpage:

For More Information, Contact:

Stacey Kidd
12025 Scott Highway, Helenwood, TN 37755
423-663-6900 · toll-free 1-800-645-6905 · fax 423-663-6906

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Latitude: 36.496389500
Longitude: -84.663391100
Elevation: 1246 FT (380 M)
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