Sitting on the Tennessee and Kentucky border is a secret playground for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is home to some of the best scenic views, natural geological formations, and outdoor recreational activities in Tennessee. What makes the Big South Fork so unique for photographers is the wide range of subjects and scenic backdrops within its borders.
We’ve put together a list of the top reasons why the Big South Fork is Tennessee's Secret Spot For Photographers:
Yahoo Falls, Slave Falls, and Angel Falls are among the top must-see waterfalls in the Big South Fork.
East Rim Overlook, Sunset Overlook and Devil's Jump Overlook are just a few of the many overlooks to capture awe-inspiring shots. (Also be sure to check out the most unknown overlook, Bronco Overlook!)
The Big South Fork is less than three hours from both Nashville and Knoxville, making it an ideal location for local photographers in Tennessee.
Twin Arches, Needle Arch, Split Bow Arch, and Yahoo Arch are just some of the many majestic natural arches to shoot throughout the park.
ABUNDANT FLORA & FAUNA
Explore rich plant life, full of all colors and textures, and a wide array of animal life, including black bear and 160 species of birds.
HISTORY & CULTURE
From historic coal mining communities to railroad systems, this region is drenched in history.