Bear Creek Horse Camp is located in the Kentucky portion of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
Bear Creek combines the experience of traditional woods camping with the modern conveniences of flush toilets, hot showers and electric hookups. Sites can accommodate both RV and tent camping. Tie-stalls are available on each site.
Black bears and other wildlife frequent the area; visitors must follow food and garbage storage regulations. All food and items used to store or prepare food MUST be secured in a food storage locker near your campsite or inside the trunk or cab of your vehicle at all times when not in use. This includes horse feed as well. DO NOT HANG TRASH FROM THE LANTERN POLE ON YOUR SITE.
Dispose of garbage immediately in bear-proof dumpsters. This rule is strictly enforced!
Horses or other members of the Equidae family being transported into or through the park from out of state shall be accompanied by a negative test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) (Coggins) conducted not more than twelve (12) months prior to entering the state as well as proof of veterinary inspection. These forms must be in possession of the horse handler at all times.
Any group larger than 25 persons wishing to participate in any activity in the park in which members of the group will depart from an established road and/or parking area must first obtain a permit for such activity. More information can be found online at www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/special-use-permits.htm.
Big South Fork is located in north-central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres including rocky gorges and forested plateaus.
Just a few miles from the campground is Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s.
Numerous trails snake through the recreation area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors.
4564 Leatherwood Road Oneida TN 37841
For campground inquiries, please call: (423) 286-7275
For detailed directions, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/directions.htm