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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Difficult to navigate without prior knowledge

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
catawbakim
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Church Hill, Tennessee
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Church Hill, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Loooong drive to get there. We really enjoy the national parks, but for us this was fair. After finally getting there, the ranger was not particularly happy to see us. (It was 1.5 hours before closing) There was no film, which was disappointing, however they hope to get one in August. It would be a beautiful place to camp and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

beautiful place to relax and enjoy all God has created. Plenty to do, with great places close by. You could easily spend several weeks and not see it all.

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

So much to do, not enough time! That’s the only way to describe our time in Big South Fork! At every turn, there is something that leaves you speechless and filled with wonder. The views are spectacular and plenty, as there are dozens of pull-offs and overlooks! Or first was magnificent, with bends in the waterways, wrapping around cliffsides! A... More 

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2 Thank BradandStacy41
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I camp, hike and bike at Big South Fork very often. It is a beautiful and safe place. Highly recommend it to everyone!

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