Big South Fork Waiving Fees for Veterans Day

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be observing Veteran’s Day on Monday, November 11, 2019. Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas has authorized a night of free camping at the Alum Ford Campground as well as for all backcountry permits during this time.

Alum Ford Campground, located on the Big South Fork, offers a quiet camping experience near the edge of the Big South Fork River on the Kentucky side of the park. This campground has six sites available on a first come, first serve basis. Amenities include an accessible vault toilet as well as gravel tent pads, grills, picnic tables, food storage lockers, animal-proof garbage receptacles, and lantern hooks. The Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail traverses through this campground providing access to the extraordinary backcountry areas of the park.

On Veterans Day, or any day, honor those that have served and sacrificed for our country with a visit to a national park near you. More information may be found at

For more information, call the Big South Fork’s Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275 or visit us online at