Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

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.

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Latitude: 36.4963895 Longitude: -84.6633911 Elevation: 1246 ft
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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:

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