Fall Activities at the Big South Fork

The temperatures are beginning to cool down which means that it is the perfect time to visit Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat! You’ll not only find beauty in the crisp falling leaves but there is a lot to do around here during this time of year as well! So pack up your bags, grab your camera and experience these fun fall activities in the Big South Fork area:

See the Fall Colors

The Big South Fork area sees many visitors from surrounding states and all around the country who come to view the beautiful colors this time of year. As the leaves begin to change, you’ll find rolling hills in hues of gorgeous yellow, orange, and red. The area is so popular for viewing the changing of the season that the Big South Fork was selected as one of the 3 places in Tennessee where special viewfinders were installed specifically for color blind visitors. Now everyone can see the majesty and beauty of the area at the Big South Fork!


Take in Tennessee’s best season without the crowds by staying at Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat. With relaxing deluxe cabin amenities and direct access to the Big South Fork, you’ll experience fall at its finest!

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rock climbing in the Big South Fork

Rock Climbing

The O&W Wall is the place to go if you are an experienced rock climber visiting our area. With over 250 feet of sheer vertical climbing area, many rock climbers enjoy testing their skills at this wall known as the tallest vertical wall in the state. You’ll also find plenty of different climbing routes all throughout the Big South Fork area with hundreds of cliffs to try out. The Blue Heron Mining Community alone features 35 sport and traditional routes that are sure to challenge any rock climber!

ATV riding near the Big South Fork

ATV Riding

The Brimstone Recreation Area is located just a few miles East of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and is well known for their over 300 miles of trails for ATV enthusiasts. Grab a land use permit online and go for a ride in the 19,000+ acres of beautiful Tennessee forest. Brimstone caters to those who love an adventure and offers a wide range of trails rated from easy to difficult. There is something for every ATV driver and rider in the Brimstone Recreation Area!

Brimestone Paragon fans at live concert

Brimstone Paragon

Speaking of ATV riding, if you are wanting to join thousands of other ATV riders, as well as listen to some great music, make sure to stop by the Brimstone Paragon event. Tickets are needed for this event that draws crowds and features well-known artists for an all out exciting weekend!

There is so much to do in the Big South Fork area during the fall season! What will you choose?