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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Oneida, TN
+1 423-286-7275
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Trails, hiking and biking, camping

I drove to the visitor center close to 5 pm, closing time. The ranger was very helpful and answered... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan M
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Warren, Michigan
Planning prepares for quick trip to Big South Fork

Big South Fork is big and can be approached from many directions as the center is a fairly wild... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Dennis M
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North Carolina
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A 90-mile stretch of riverside park through scenic valleys and gorges: great for canoeing and kayaking.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove to the visitor center close to 5 pm, closing time. The ranger was very helpful and answered my questions. Stuffed animals at the visitor center. Wished I had more time. Would like to come back to experience more of the park. took a...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Big South Fork is big and can be approached from many directions as the center is a fairly wild river for its historic importance to the Upper Cumberland area. I only had time and weather conditions to see two areas but plan to return for...More

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Visit Blue Heron Mining Community (free). Drive there or ride scenic railway ($$). Hike to Yahoo Falls and to lots if sandstone arches in park. Canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting.

Thank FMMTMM
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is a huge, beautiful park with lots to do and many interesting geological features. There are lots of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding and several old homesteads to visit. The Twin Arches and the Blue Heron mining community were our two favorite...More

Thank Dawn Q
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We love the trail system here there's something for everyone. Some trails have ladders to scramble down, other trails are pretty flat. Horses and mountain bikes are accommodated too. The campgrounds are excellent! Many people bring their horses to stable and ride.

Thank Tarane12
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

If you love being outdoors and exploring fairly rugged natural surroundings, you'll love this place.

Thank Debi V
Reviewed 27 August 2017

You could hike and site see for ever here. So many places to see. As someone previously mentioned you need to get a map and plan your visit here. Millions of overlooks, falls. rapids. caves, hiking trails, fishing etc. Beautiful park.

Thank mrmage
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We hiked the Angel Falls trail. It was a 4 mile round trip hike. The trail ran beside the river. It was an easy trail that took about 90 minutes including exploring the rocks and rapids in the river. The falls were big rapids in...More

1  Thank cnorth828
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is shown as Oneida TN. It is not. It stretches from Oneida to Jamestown TN and well into KY. There is highway access from all directions and the natural beauty is evident. Wildlife ranges from birds and squirrels to elk and there are more...More

Thank 4q2
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Excellent NRRA located a short drive off I-75. The Bandy Creek Visitor Center had a lot of information on the area with some friendly NPS Rangers. The park was not crowded when we visited. Plenty of great scenery to be seen. For those who collect...More

1  Thank dmacwi
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lisadurby
3 October 2017|
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Response from mrmage | Reviewed this property |
You will potty the same way the bears do there...In the woods.
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yayafabs
29 March 2017|
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Response from mrmage | Reviewed this property |
Mainly due to minerals from the rocks.
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Keith R
29 March 2016|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember this one exactly but they are all good.....look at the site map on line. Thanks SB
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