Rocky Fork State Park

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Activities

Biking

Nearly 15 miles of marked mountain biking trails inside the state park boundary provide access 8000 acres of remote, unmarked and unsigned logging roads. These trails provide for scenic and challenging rides for the ambitious mountain biker. The primitive roads are shared with hikers. Expect rough terrain, stream crossings and outstanding views. 

Hiking

Nearly 20 miles of marked trails within the boundary of the state park provide great views of our Southern Appalachian Forest, and a direct access to the Appalachian Trail.  Ranging from easy to strenuous, Rocky Fork trails offer the highest elevation overlook in any Tennessee State Park, opportunity to see ruffed grouse and bear, and discover numerous cascades and waterfalls

Ranger-led guided hikes through the forest are recommended and offered throughout the year. Be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots and comfortable outdoor clothing. Weather can change abruptly in the mountains, so be prepared.

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Fishing

The cold, clean mountain waters of Blockstand and Rocky Fork Creek are favored for fly-fishing and noted for their populations of trout.

Anglers to Rocky Fork will find the fast moving waters surrounded by lush native vegetation, ideal for native brook and wild rainbow trout. The higher elevation streams in Rocky Fork State Park are noted as one of the top three brook trout fisheries in Tennessee.

The last mile of Rocky Fork (roadside section) is stocked seasonally and can be fished without special restrictions. TWRA regulations above the gate provide only for single hook, artificial bait fishing.