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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

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Address: Oneida, TN
Phone Number: 423-286-7275
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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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Hiking in the Big South Fork

There are numerous hiking trails in the "Big South". Trails range from short and easy to long and difficult. Beautiful country....not crowded....easy access...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Oneida, Tennessee
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Oneida, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are numerous hiking trails in the "Big South". Trails range from short and easy to long and difficult. Beautiful country....not crowded....easy access...

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This entire area has amazing hiking and views. All the areas here could keep a person busy for a very long time. We were able to visit the Twin Arches, which were incredible. The pictures don't do them justice. After seeing them from below, you get to hike across the top. While arches hike isn't that long, be aware there... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We always heard the Big South Fork was Tennessee's best kept secret so this fall we came here to hike and relax. If you want great hiking, stunning views and no crowds this is the place for you. There are no attractions like you find in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge but there are all the outdoor attractions like hiking, biking,... More 

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Thank TrixieM32
Greenbrier, Tennessee
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Best hiking, great for Fall colors. Winery close by, great antique shopping too. Wonderful horseback riding down to the charit creek lodge. Best kept secret in TN Sunset point in pic. SB TN

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Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This beautiful mountainous forest park is about 2 hours north of Knoxville, just west of Oneida. Once you get there it is at least another hour drive on paved and narrow gravel roads to the trail head for the Twin Arches. The trail is short (0.7 mile), but is very steep in places, so wear good hiking shoes. The trail... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Canoeing is great. Water levels can change quickly so be careful. Blue Haron is a wonderful place to take a family. Strongly encourage this area.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I was privileged to backpack for my first time in this beautiful area with Troop and Venture Crew 337. It was hard, but well worth it to experience the beauty that can only be seen with this kind of effort.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The teenagers running the pool were sarcastic and condescending. They obviously cared nothing about the customers that pay to stay in the park and pay to use the pool. When I questioned one of the teenage employees about pool policy I was told to leave as I was causing trouble. Her supervisor did over rule her but she shouted at... More 

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Bakersville, North Carolina
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We wish we had found Big South Fork a bit earlier in the year, as I had an injured leg, and we just picked the area out because it wasn't too far from home. We chose a cabin to stay at, and when we got there, we were amazed to find that the area was so perfect for all the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After years of living within a few hours and wanting to go here I finally got around to visiting for a long weekend in mid-August. I suspected I would regret that I never had made time to visit Big South Fork but I didn't know how much I would regret it. We rented a 25 foot RV, the smallest we... More 

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