About the Park
Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park is 2,076 acres of scenic wilderness in Unicoi County, in the southern Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee. The park is approximately 30 minutes from both Johnson City and Asheville, N.C., and 10 miles from Erwin, the county seat. Part of the Rocky Fork watershed, the land was designated a Tennessee State Park in October 2012, but wasn't officially opened and staffed until May 2015. As of January 2019, Rocky Fork State Park has been named after Senator Lamar Alexander.
Please note: Rocky Fork Road is a narrow, one-lane, paved road with pull-offs along the side. The parking area is small with limited spaces, a portable toilet, and bear-resistant trash and recycling (plastic and aluminum) bins. Please do not block the gate. Carpooling to Rocky Fork is recommended.
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