Discover

ADVENTURE

in Big South Fork Country!

A land as old as time, with mysteries that extend from the peaks of the highest mountains in the Cumberlands to the depths of the canyons in the Big South Fork. This is the Adventure Tourism Capital of Tennessee™. Your adventure awaits!

Discover

ADVENTURE

in Big South Fork Country!

A land as old as time, with mysteries that extend from the peaks of the highest mountains in the Cumberlands to the depths of the canyons in the Big South Fork. This is the Adventure Tourism Capital of Tennessee™. Your adventure awaits!

OUR NEXT GREAT THING

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Towering gorge walls encasing the sparkling blue waters of free-flowing rivers … Unique sandstone formations … Waterfalls … Pristine forests … Countless varieties of flora and fauna … Some of the Southeast’s most varied species of wildlife. 

That’s what the Cumberland Plateau has to offer. And in the middle of it all: Scott County, Tennessee. Come see what others have already discovered about this gem tucked carefully away in the foothills of the Southern Appalachians.

In Big South Fork Country, there’s truly something for everyone. We are the Adventure Tourism Capital of Tennessee™ for a reason! Whether you like to paddle wild whitewater, ride an ATV through the mountains, scale a 200-ft.-tall cliff face, ride adventure trains, explore from a saddle, pedal through the forest, pitch a tent in the wilderness, or simply see where your two feet will carry you, your adventure awaits in Scott County, Tennessee. 

This is the Cumberland Plateau, a place of unparalleled beauty. We’re home to the fifth largest national park in the eastern U.S. (Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area), the largest contiguous tract of public property in Tennessee (North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area), and much more. It wasn’t until the early 1800s that the first European settlers arrived on the Cumberland Plateau. No wonder folks are still discovering us! But the secret is out, and we can’t wait to welcome you, too. 

— Sheneka Burchfield

President, Scott County Chamber of Commerce

Our Team: Stacey Swann, Executive Director • Sheneka Burchfield, President • Sharon Wilson, Vice President

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in our neck of the woods

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OUR NEXT GREAT EVENT

Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 3, 2022


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We're more than just rivers and forests!

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A GLIMPSE AT WHO WE ARE

LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS

oh deer!

We don’t really have lions or tigers. But we do have bears! And deer! We also have elk, rare songbirds and a wide variety of other wildlife.

The black bear population density in and around the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area rivals the black bear population density in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You’ll also routinely see whitetail deer, wild turkey, bald eagles, bobcats, foxes, river otters and more in the BSF! In the Cumberland Mountains, you’ll find the second-largest elk population east of the Mississippi River, along with more bears, more deer, and a variety of mountainous songbirds like the cerulean warbler. 

Come see why The Nature Conservancy calls this area the world’s 8th most important natural habitat!

» Our Watchable Wildlife

MORE ROCK THAN WOODSTOCK!

“Utah With Trees!”

With names like The Twin Arches (which combine to form one of the world’s largest natural land bridges), Hole in the Ridge, Devils Cave (the largest slot cave in Tennessee) and more, the Big South Fork region is home to the largest cluster of natural rock formations found anywhere in Tennessee — and just about anywhere east of the Mississippi River!

It is a truly unique place worthy of exploring to its fullest. Come see why some folks call this place “Utah With Trees.” 

» Our Landforms