Rocky Fork State Park (Tennessee) Article

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Rocky Fork State Park
Rocky Fork from Buzzard Rock.jpg
View into Rocky Fork from Buzzard Rock.
Rocky Fork State Park (Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Rocky Fork State Park (Tennessee)
Location of park in Tennessee
Type Tennessee State Park
Location Unicoi County, Tennessee, USA
Nearest city Erwin, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°03′03″N 82°34′16″W / 36.05083°N 82.57111°W / 36.05083; -82.57111
ROCKY FORK STATE PARK (TENNESSEE) Latitude and Longitude:

36°03′03″N 82°34′16″W / 36.05083°N 82.57111°W / 36.05083; -82.57111
Area2,036 acres (8.24 km2) [1]
Operated byTennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
OpenYear-round
Hiking trails8
DesignationOctober 2012 [1]
Website Rocky Fork State Park

Rocky Fork State Park is a 2,037-acre (8.24 km2) state park in Unicoi County in East Tennessee. It is situated in the Blue Ridge region of the Appalachian Mountains, close to the Tennessee- North Carolina state line. The park is adjacent to the Cherokee National Forest, and it is in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. The Sampson Mountain Wilderness is also nearby. [1]

Rocky Fork State Park was established in 2012, and facilities have not been developed. Hiking and mountain biking are permitted on a network of old road beds, and fishing is allowed in Rocky Fork and South Indian Creeks, below & downstream of the State Park Main Entrance Gate. Special Fishing Regulations exist behind & upstream of the State Park’s Main Entrance Gate, it is single hook with artificial lures and flies only. [2]

Now that Official Rocky Fork State Park Trail Map is available to the public, all trails are designated for single to multi-use designations.

Rocky Fork State Park Rules and Regulations exist here http://tnstateparks.com/assets/pdf/additional-content/rocky-fork-rules-jg-3-7-16.pdf

Any questions regarding RFSP, please call Park Office Cell Phone # 423-271-1233

References

  1. ^ a b c "Rocky Fork State Park - About". Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Rocky Fork State Park - Activities". Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation. Retrieved 2 September 2015.

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