Park Information

This is the National Park Services information site for the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The has tells about the park and the many activities that you may enjoy, such as horseback riding, hiking, or camping.

Local Governments & Tourism

Visit the Scott County Chamber of Commerce to learn about tourism, economic develoment, and real estate in the area. See what businesses have chosen to be located in Scott County.

The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce highlights all the area has to offer...a thriving community, diversity, and a wonderful place to live or work.

We couldn't have said it any better ourselves..."Friends of the Big South Fork is a Tennessee Not-for-Profit Corporation dedicated to the Protection, Preservation and Responsible Development of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, and the surrounding Region. "

Big South Fork Country is your "one stop shop" for information, activities, and events surrounding the Big South Fork National Recreation Area.

Cabin Rentals & Lodging

Bordering the Big South Fork, Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat rents cabins and barns/stalls for your comfort and convenience. Lots for sale as well.

Cabin and stable rentals, real estate sales, and builder of Jim Barna Log Systems...all in the beautiful East Tennessee - Kentucky wilderness surrounding the Big South Fork National Recreation Area.

The Grand Vista Hotel and Suites is a great place to stay when you're travelling in the nearby Huntsville, Tennessee area.

The Grey Gables Bed n' Breakfast is located on the outskirts of historic Rugby, TN. The Inn, featured in several magazines, is a welcoming blend of Victorian English and comforting Tennessee country.

Cumberland Falls State Park, on the Kentucky side of the Big South Fork National Recreation Area, is a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors.

Horse Camps

The HoneyCreek Horse Camp borders the Big South Fork park is located just minutes away, within the Double Arch Retreat estates area. There are campsite and stall rentals and access to miles of riding trails.

East Fork Stables trail system contains more than 100 miles of trails on 12,000 privately own acres on the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau. East Fork Stables offers orgainized trail rides, special events, and cabin, campsite, and stall rentals.

Points of Interest

Historic Rugby is Victorian England in the Tennessee Cumberlands. Learn more about Rugby's aspirations for being a "cooperative, class-free, agricultural community".

The award-winning Highland Manor Winery is Tennessee's oldest winery. It continues the local wine making traditions of those who settled in nearby Rugby and Allardt.

Horse Tours

Southeast Pack Trips sum it up..."Custom horseback rides for pleasure trail riding, hunting trips, birthday, anniversary rides, overnight pack trips, and group rides large or small."


Sheltowee Trace Outfitters is a family owned and run outdoor adventure provider that offers rafting and canoeing trips on the Cumberland River.

Train Rides

Take a ride through the coal mining camps of yesterday on the Big South Fork Scenic Railway...formerly the Kentucky-Tennessee Railway.

Four Wheeling

"Brimstone Recreation, LLC manages and promotes the recreational use of over 19,196 acres nestled in the remote wilds of Northeast Tennessee". ATV riding, camping, hunting, hiking, and fishing are just a few of the activities managed on the 19,000+ acres.

Big South Fork Area Information

Information for anything in and around the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area...i.e. Real Estate, Trail Maps, Rentals, Lodging, Horses, etc.