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Big Creek Directions

The Big Creek area is in the northern end of the park. There is a ranger station, campground, picnic area and rest rooms here. A self service backcountry permit station is at the entrance to the first parking lot next to the ranger station.

To get here, take Interstate 40 to the North Carolina - Tennessee border. Take exit 451 and drive past the Waterville hydro-electric plant. Drive with care when you return on this road because erosion is causing the roadbed to crumble into the river. 

Follow the brown park service signs past the intersection at Mt. Sterling Gap and into the park. Be aware of pick up trucks that are towing horse trailers on this narrow dirt road. The distance from the exit on the interstate to the entrance of the Big Creek area is less than three miles. 

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