Basic Information

4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841

Please use the following link to learn more about how to get here from various locations.

Park Operating Hours

The park is always open.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

The weather along the Cumberland Plateau can be best described as unpredictable. Each season brings its own weather patterns. Summers are generally hot and humid, with high temperatures sometimes eclipsing 90 degrees. The low temperatures in winter often dip below freezing. Spring sees the most amount of precipitation, but rainfall can occur in various amounts throughout the year.

Entrance Fees:

Big South Fork Entrance Fee - $0.00

There is no entrance fee for Big South Fork NRRA.

Bandy Creek Visitor Center

Exhibits Focus on the recreational opportunities found within Big South Fork and throughout the seven surrounding counties. Facilities & Activities Ask a ranger what to do in the park. free public WiFi, bookstore; park permits; restrooms; vending machines, and ice sales.

Crossville Visitor Center

Located in Crossville, just off Exit 320, on I-40, across from Stone Memorial High School.

Rugby Visitor Contact Station

Facilities & Activities Ask a ranger what to do in the park; free public WiFi, restrooms; park permits.

Helenwood Visitor Center

Facilities & Activities Ask a ranger what to do in the park; free public WiFi; restrooms.

Blue Heron Interpretive Center

Exhibits The Blue Heron Mining Community can be visited at any time to view historic structures and listen to audio programs. Facilities & Activities Ask a ranger what to do in the park; free public WiFi, bookstore; park permits; restrooms; vending machines, and concession stand. Railroad Ride The Big South Fork Scenic Railway travels from the Stearns Depot to the Blue Heron Mining Community in a 45-minute trip. The train remains approximately an hour at Blue Heron before returning to Stearns.

Stearns Visitor Contact Station

Facilities Ask a ranger what to do in the park; restrooms; park permits.

 
dog with leash standing on a rock in the river

Pets

Pets are allowed in the park as long as they are restrained on a leash at all times.

layout of several brochures with information about the park

Park Brochures

Download your brochures here.

historic cabin located in the heart of the Big South Fork

Concessionaires and Outfitters

Plan your visit with one of these businesses in the park.

Last updated: November 8, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841

Phone:

(423) 569-9778

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