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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

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Address: Oneida, TN
Phone Number: +1 423-286-7275
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
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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 Beauty

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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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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Central City, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We were there over the Fourth of July weekend, and were pleasantly surprised at how quiet and uncrowded everything was. As our time was limited, we were only in the Kentucky portion of the park. We only had time to see a couple of the overlooks and the Blue Heron Mining Camp, but our favorite spot was the trail behind... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Tent campers- Bandy Creek Campground is located in the park- clean, quiet, separate tent loop far away from the RVs, great sites. Horseback riding- Southeast Pack Trips, do yourself a favor and visit their website- they were fabulous!!!!!! This is a must do in the area! **bring cash to pay/tip Trails-go visit the ranger station or visitor center and let... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Many different things to do here. Just a chill day swimming at the river, maybe a picnic and there is camping, hiking and horseback riding -- to name a few. The park is beautiful!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We spent a few days in this area and still left lots of places to be visited next time. We stayed at a friend’s cabin in the Spruce Creek Acres area. From there we decided to go to the Bandy Creek Visitor Center and to get some information and maps to explore. The Rangers were really helpful and friendly. Both... More 

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