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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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So many things to do, and the mountains and river are great. Take a hike, boat, horse ride, Fish... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
One of our favorite hiking areas

We have tried to make a yearly trip the BSF for the past 5 years. We have hiked many miles, seen... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Joe L
Paducah, Kentucky
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Mountains, cliffs, gorges and forests: the natural beauty of the landscape in this national park is hard to beat.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“mining town” (3 reviews)
“train ride” (5 reviews)
Williamsburg, KY
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So many things to do, and the mountains and river are great. Take a hike, boat, horse ride, Fish etc..there are so many things to do and see.

Thank 443gregj
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We have tried to make a yearly trip the BSF for the past 5 years. We have hiked many miles, seen many sights but we still have not seen all that there is to see.

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great time. We drove into the blue heron section of the park and first thing we saw an arch. On the overlook trail we ran into a park ranger and she told us some short hikes with big rewards. At the back...More

1  Thank Chaminn T
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We enjoyed our time here at Big South. Loved the train ride. We got to see the river as well which was beautiful. Beautiful place in Kentucky to visit.

Thank Caleb J
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had wanted to take the train ride for several years. We finally did. It was even nicer than I expected.It was a beautiful fall day with great views along the way.The old mining town where the train takes you is really neat. They give you...More

1  Thank Diana O
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went on a hike to find Yahoo Falls which was an easy hike. We went the first week school was in for the area so it was quiet as my family were the only people and a Ranger walked around. The falls is beautiful as...More

1  Thank MrMurphy05
Reviewed 19 September 2016

What a wonderful trip! The leaf peeping was phenomenal! Kids had a great time on the train ride and we loved the views!

Thank ShelbyJeanG
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a lovely nature area with a river for swimming, history, and trails including twin natural arches that are better than Natural Bridge in more northern Kentucky.

2  Thank molelady
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Drove all over the place. Had poor directions from gps, people, even post office. After many miles, we finally gave up. Overall the area is lovely, but we were really disappointed. So glad the kids were not with us.

Thank 376elainev
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We called to see what time we needed to be there for the rafts and the lady said, "Can I call you back in ten minutes, I need to check on that." She had already told us they do indeed have the farts there and...More

3  Thank Danielle C
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