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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Oneida, TN
+1 423-286-7275
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Beautiful park with lots to offer

This is a huge, beautiful park with lots to do and many interesting geological features. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Nice trails

We love the trail system here there's something for everyone. Some trails have ladders to scramble... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A 90-mile stretch of riverside park through scenic valleys and gorges: great for canoeing and kayaking.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Oneida, TN
+1 423-286-7275
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a huge, beautiful park with lots to do and many interesting geological features. There are lots of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding and several old homesteads to visit. The Twin Arches and the Blue Heron mining community were our two favorite...More

Thank jdaquarles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the trail system here there's something for everyone. Some trails have ladders to scramble down, other trails are pretty flat. Horses and mountain bikes are accommodated too. The campgrounds are excellent! Many people bring their horses to stable and ride.

Thank Tarane12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love being outdoors and exploring fairly rugged natural surroundings, you'll love this place.

Thank Debi V
Reviewed 28 August 2017

You could hike and site see for ever here. So many places to see. As someone previously mentioned you need to get a map and plan your visit here. Millions of overlooks, falls. rapids. caves, hiking trails, fishing etc. Beautiful park.

Thank mrmage
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We hiked the Angel Falls trail. It was a 4 mile round trip hike. The trail ran beside the river. It was an easy trail that took about 90 minutes including exploring the rocks and rapids in the river. The falls were big rapids in...More

1  Thank cnorth828
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is shown as Oneida TN. It is not. It stretches from Oneida to Jamestown TN and well into KY. There is highway access from all directions and the natural beauty is evident. Wildlife ranges from birds and squirrels to elk and there are more...More

Thank 4q2
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Excellent NRRA located a short drive off I-75. The Bandy Creek Visitor Center had a lot of information on the area with some friendly NPS Rangers. The park was not crowded when we visited. Plenty of great scenery to be seen. For those who collect...More

1  Thank dmacwi
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We hiked the most popular trails on a beautiful weekend in June and hardly saw anyone. The scenery of these trails are great, interesting vegetations and good wildlife, awesome geological exposure, and trails are well maintained. I highly recommend anyone to visit here instead of...More

Thank MTR5959
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Big South Fork was a highlight of our week-long vacation. Yahoo Falls in the spring rain was fabulous! Yahoo arch was neat, too. Twin arches was fun -- to walk on the arches. But the best photo we got was from the East Rim...More

Thank AquatenniiaT
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were very impressed with the clean restrooms and showers at Bandy Creek and also the solitude and beauty of the twin arches hike. Only down side was people didn't keep their dogs on a leash which was difficult with our puppy on a leash.

1  Thank vmessersmith
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3 October 2017|
Response from mrmage | Reviewed this property |
You will potty the same way the bears do there...In the woods.
29 March 2017|
Response from mrmage | Reviewed this property |
Mainly due to minerals from the rocks.
Keith R
29 March 2016|
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Response from Susan B | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember this one exactly but they are all good.....look at the site map on line. Thanks SB