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.
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.
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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