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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Oneida, TN
+1 423-286-7275
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Uncrowded park

We hiked the most popular trails on a beautiful weekend in June and hardly saw anyone. The scenery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxford, Ohio
via mobile
Be sure to catch an overlook!

The Big South Fork was a highlight of our week-long vacation. Yahoo Falls in the spring rain was... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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A 90-mile stretch of riverside park through scenic valleys and gorges: great for canoeing and kayaking.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked the most popular trails on a beautiful weekend in June and hardly saw anyone. The scenery of these trails are great, interesting vegetations and good wildlife, awesome geological exposure, and trails are well maintained. I highly recommend anyone to visit here instead of...More

Thank MTR5959
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Big South Fork was a highlight of our week-long vacation. Yahoo Falls in the spring rain was fabulous! Yahoo arch was neat, too. Twin arches was fun -- to walk on the arches. But the best photo we got was from the East Rim...More

Thank AquatenniiaT
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were very impressed with the clean restrooms and showers at Bandy Creek and also the solitude and beauty of the twin arches hike. Only down side was people didn't keep their dogs on a leash which was difficult with our puppy on a leash.

Thank vmessersmith
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This was our first visit to the area and we were amazed by how beautiful the scenery was. We have hiked Red River Gorge and the Gatlinburg area and this is just as nice sans the crowds. We did the Leatherwood Loop and the Bridge...More

Thank yayafabs
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Because of the large size of this Park, there is so much to see and do! There could be a few more trail signs in some areas. You could hike forever..... and I almost did in an area with no trail markers. Beautiful any time...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here this past weekend and fell in love with the beauty. We live by the Smoky Mountains and go just about every week but sometimes the crowds can be overwhelming on the trails, so we decided to venture out here for a day...More

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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...More

Thank thurbers
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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.

Thank Tracy O
Reviewed 29 December 2016 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....More

Thank jared625
Reviewed 25 December 2016

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...More

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Keith R
Just booked campsite C015 in Loop C at Bandy Creek Campground. Has anybody ever seen this campsite? Is it level enough for two small tents? Also, is it in a good area of the campground or are there better campsites available?
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