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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

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Address: Oneida, TN
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A 90-mile stretch of riverside park through scenic valleys and gorges:...

A 90-mile stretch of riverside park through scenic valleys and gorges: great for canoeing and kayaking.

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Amazing Scenery!

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is an amazing weekend destination! The hiking and views are terrific. We stayed in the campground for two nights and enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is an amazing weekend destination! The hiking and views are terrific. We stayed in the campground for two nights and enjoyed hiking during the day. The campground was nice and camping sites were well maintained. We did wish there was more patrol is the area for noisy campers after quiet hours but... More 

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Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used google and went to the park headquarters turned out the arches were another hour away. The ranger said it happens all the time people don't realize how far the arches are because they don't realize how big the park is.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the twins arches hike and it was amazing. The arches rival my experience at Natural Bridges NM in Utah but without any crowds. This is an easy hike that we were able to do in about 1 hour with a toddler in tow. You get to walk under and on top of these beautiful twins arches. The drive... More 

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big South Fork is a great alternative to the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which tends to be crowded in some areas. While BSF lacks the soaring heights of the Smokies, it has a very unique landscape that is full of waterfalls, arches, steep cliffs and rocky gorges. There are tons of hiking opportunities in both Kentucky and Tennessee.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This was 1 of those road trips I will never forget. The beauty in this area is truly awe inspiring. The canyons are jaw dropping. A lot of the area is accessible for handicapped. There is a rim trail that is paved & wide. The viewing deck at the end has spectacular views. From this vantage point we saw eagles... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Soo much to see! The Big South Fork NRRA is location in both KY and TN! We started off our much too short visit at Yahoo Falls in KY. Although Yahoo Falls was more like a trickle it was still a very awesome area to explore. The hike to the "Falls" is short with a short cut to the base... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Reminded me of Zion but on the east coast! The views were incredible! Although it was fall we felt like we had the park to ourselves! Can't wait to return! Great camping at Bandy Creek. Everyone was very friendly

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Thank Mary B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I have visited BSF multiple times and hope to continue to go for the rest of my days.. There are ethereal hikes that make you feel you have walked into another world. Magnificent views, waterways, waterfalls and geologic formations. Fascinating Indian history, old homesteads, and bridges. Lots of outdoor activities: hike, climb, camp or go rafting. Not as busy as... More 

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We were going for a ride because I have a Passport Book to the National Parks and this seemed like a fun day-trip. First, I researched the website and the Big South Park information sites. Apparently, I did not do a good job! Husband and I figured we'd ride around, hike a few short trails and see the sights. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend the day. Bring some food to cookout on one of the grills that are available or pack a picnic. Go for a swim, canoe, tubing or fishing. Miles of trails.

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