Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Reed E. Detring
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is comprised of 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau and protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The park is home to miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, boasts not only diverse natural and historic features, but also a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
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: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Cumberland River
Endangered Species: 
Cumberlandian Combshell Mussel; Cumberland Elktoe; Tan Riffle Shell; Little-wing Pearly Mussel; Cumberland Bean Pearly Mussel
Entrance Fees: 
Bandy Creek Campground: Sites with hook-ups (loop B,C,D) $22.00, Sites 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: 
Knoxville, TN
Gateway Communities: 
Revelo, KY; Stearns, KY; Strunk, KY; Pine Knot, KY; Whitley City, KY
Nearby Airports: 
Scott Municipal Airport (SCX)