Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Reed E. Detring
The Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area was established by Congress in 1974 to protect a unique scenic and cultural area. 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 recreation area is highlighted by miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, has diverse natural and historic features and offers visitors of all ages with a myriad of outdoor recreational activities.
Park Closed Info: 
Christmas Day
Park Acreage: 
114492
Highest Point: 
Cumberland Plateau
Highest Point Elevation: 
1400 feet
Visitor Count: 
622807
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Cumberland River
Endangered Species: 
Cumberlandian Combshell Mussel; Cumberland Elktoe; Tan Riffle Shell; Little-wing Pearly Mussel; Cumberland Bean Pearly Mussel
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee Bandy Creek Campground: Sites with hook-ups (loop B,C,D) $22.00 Sties without hook-ups (loop A) $19.00 Group Campsites (loop E) $75.00 minimum or $3.00/person; Blue Heron Campground; Sites with hook-ups $17.00; Alum Ford Campground: All sites $5.00
Nearest Major City: 
Oneida, TN; Whitley City, KY
Gateway Communities: 
Revelo, KY; Stearns, KY; Strunk, KY; Pine Knot, KY; Whitley City, KY;
Nearby Airports: 
Scott Municipal Airport (SCX)