State & National Forests

National forests and grasslands provide some of the best opportunities for outdoor recreation. Enjoy mile-high vistas and brilliant seasonal foliage as well as great hiking opportunities and picnic spots in magnificent settings.

Survey Fall Creek Falls, the single highest plunge eastern waterfall, laced with cascades, gorges, streams, virgin hardwoods. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, an International Biosphere Reserve, encompasses over one-half million acres, offering panoramic views, tumbling mountain streams and unspoiled forests.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area covers about 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, stretching across Fentress and Scott counties. Choose your ride from the 212 miles of trails among the diverse scenery of rock canyons, sandstone bluffs, meadows, flowing creeks and scenic overlooks. The blazed trails vary in length and degree of difficulty. Facilities nearby include Charit Creek Lodge, Bandy Creek Stables and Campgrounds, and Bear Creek Horse Camp.


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