Big South Fork

Divided Road Area


Slave Falls Loop

Trail 3.2 Mile Loop Easy Waterfalls, bluffs, rockshelters, Slave Falls, Needle Arch Turn right off Hwy. 154 onto Divided Road then right on Fork Ridge Road, continue 3 miles to Sawmill Trailhead

Twin Arches

Trail 0.7 Miles One way Moderate to Strenuous with steps Natural arches, overlooks, bluffs Turn right off Hwy. 154 onto Fork Ridge Road, turn left onto Divide Road for 3.5 miles, turn right on Twin Arches Road and drive 2 miles to Trailhead

Sheltowee Trace

Begin the Southern terminious of the trace at the Hidden Arch Trail head off Kwy. 154. Follow the Trace along Rock Creek, past the Great Meadow Campground and climbing to Peters Mountain (15 miles).

Camping Facilities

Bandy Creek Campground - 100 sites with water and electric, 50 tent sites and two group camping areas, restrooms, showers, dump station and swimming pool. Reservations are required for group camping sites, call Park Headquarters at (931) 879-4869.

Charit Creek Lodge - a backcountry lodge accessible only by foot or horseback. Offers full service accommodations, but no phones or electricity. Concession operated, for further information call (423) 429-5704.

Pickett State Forest - open year round, sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and has electricity, drinking water, flush toilets and shower facilities. Primitive camping is allowed at 2 designated sites along Ladder Trail. Site fee $13 per night. call Park Headquarters at (931) 879-5821

Kentucky/Tenn Contacts

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Park Headquarters
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, Tennessee 37841

Park Headquarters - (423) 569-9778

Visitor Center - Tennessee - (931) 879-3625

Visitor Center - Kentucky - (606) 376-5073

Pickett State Park
4605 Pickett Park Highway
Jamestown, TN 38556
(931) 879-5821

Getting There

Southbound on I-75 take KY 461 south to KY 80, take 80 west to U.S. 27, take 27 south to Oneida and follow TN 297 west into the park.

From I-75 northbound, take TN 63 west to U.S. 27, take 27 north to Oneida and follow TN 297 west into the park.

From I-40 westbound, exit at U.S. 27, travel north to Oneida and follow TN 297 west into the park.

From I-40 eastbound, exit at U.S 127 and travel north to TN 154, take 154 north to TN 297 and follow take 297 east into the park.

Pickett State Park

Follow TN 297 west into the park. Turn right on Hwy 154. Travel another 12 miles to the park entrance.

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