Tackling 'The River Wild'
Welcome to Big South Fork Country!
On Tennessee’s northern Cumberland Plateau, tucked peacefully away between Knoxville and Nashville, with Lexington to the north and Chattanooga to the south, you’ll find the Cumberland Mountains. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. called it the “center of the universe.” Southern Living magazine called it the place where rangers from the Great Smoky Mountains go to vacation. We call it home. You’ll call it paradise.
This is Big South Fork Country. Whether you want to climb into a saddle, pedal your bike, paddle your boat, throttle your ATV, scale a cliff face or just hit the trail on your own two feet, you’ll find a place here to satiate your longing for the great outdoors. And in the center of it all: Scott County, Tennessee. Come see why we truly are the Adventure Tourism Capital of Tennessee.
HIKE OF THE MONTH
Leatherwood Loop – Big South Fork
This 3.6-mile hike in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area offers scenic views, culture and history, a riverside stroll and wet-weather waterfalls. » Go Hike