Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
Location & Size: McCreary County, 30,301 acres
Contact Kentucky Ranger Station: (606) 376-5073, Park Headquarters: (423) 569-9778
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 6%, forest 92%, wetland 0%, open water 2%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.69702, Longitude W -84.48004
Directions & Description: US 27 south, then west on KY 92 to regional office in Stearns. Majority of area is in Tennessee and exceeds 55,000 acres. Extremely mountainous with steep cliffs, deep gorges. Camping, hiking near South Fork of Cumberland River; canoeing, fishing. Check with park staff about designated safety zones around high-use visitor facilities where hunting is not permitted. For map, additional information, contact Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, 4564 Leatherwood Road, Oneida, TN 37841; Owned by National Park Service.
National Park Service Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Big South Fork hunting information
2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 55
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