Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
Come Explore the Cumberland Plateau
But there are special places in this world,
and if we go too fast, we might miss them.
But if we slow down, and look,
we can see more than we ever thought we would.
In these places, how far we can go is measured not by steps, but by perseverance.
And the paths we follow, were carved by those who came before.
It might not seem like things are changing, but they always are.
If we watch for it.
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There's so much to experience at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. But don't take our word for it. Your adventure awaits!
26th Annual Storytelling Festival
Join us as we celebrate the 26th annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival
Kentucky National Parks Pentathlon
Get out and explore YOUR Kentucky national parks today!
Fourth Annual Photo Contest
Big South Fork NRRA invites photographers to submit entries for the fourth annual photography contest and exhibit.
8th Annual Blue Heron Ghost Train
Join us September 8th for an evening of tales as we wind through the hills of Kentucky to the abandon coal camp at Blue Heron.
"GO BIG" in 2018!
"GO BIG" in 2018, as you Explore, Experience, and Connect with Big South Fork NRRA
Night Sky & Astronomy Programs
Join us for an evening of dark sky education and celebration by attending a ranger-led astronomy program at Big South Fork NRRA
Last updated: June 25, 2018