Directions to Big Creek Expeditions Rafting Outpost

Short Drive, Big Adventure!

We strongly recommend that you avoid relying too heavily on your GPS to reach our outpost.

Experience has taught us that GPS will often suggest routes that we do not recommend. Here in the mountains, we refer to GPS as Gets People Stuck. Check below for the recommended directions to get to our outpost.

Please note: Total Drive Time for each route is an approximate drive time and is subject to change depending on your exact departure point, traffic, and personal driving preferences.

From Gatlinburg

From downtown Gatlinburg, you can find US-321 North at traffic light #3. Continue on US-321 for approximately 20 miles until you come to the first stop sign in Cosby, TN. At the stop sign, you will turn left and follow for 1.8 miles. After 1.8 miles you will see the brown National Park sign for the Foothills Parkway. Turn right onto Foothills Parkway. You will be on the Foothills Parkway for about 6 miles until merging onto I-40 East. Continue of I-40 East to exit # 447 Hartford Rd. (the first exit after merging onto I-40 East). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right at the stop sign. Go 0.3 miles and be on the lookout for the sign for Big Creek Expeditions and Foxfire Campground. Turn left down the drive at the Fox Fire Campgrounds. You have arrived at our outpost! Please follow the parking signs and then head to the office to check-in for your trip!

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Total Drive Time »» 45 minutes

Note: The Foothills Parkway offers beautiful views of the mountains and several pull-offs to stop and bask in the glory of these ancient mountains. A great opportunity for photographs!


From Pigeon Forge

Take US-411 North for approximately 20 miles to I-40 East toward Asheville. You will be on I-40 for approximately 20 minutes until getting off at exit #447 Hartford Rd. At the bottom of the exit ramp, please turn right at stop sign. Go 0.3 miles and be on the lookout for the sign for Big Creek Expeditions and Foxfire Campground. Turn left down the drive at the Fox Fire Campgrounds. You have arrived at our outpost! Please follow the parking signs and then head to the office to check-in for your trip!

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Total Drive Time »» 1 hour


From Sevierville

Take US-411 North for approximately 20 miles to I-40 East. You will be on I-40 for approximately 20 minutes until getting off at exit #447 Hartford Rd. At the bottom of the exit ramp, please turn right at stop sign. Go 0.3 miles and be on the lookout for the sign for Big Creek Expeditions and Foxfire Campground. Turn left down the drive at the Fox Fire Campgrounds. You have arrived at our outpost! Please follow the parking signs and then head to the office to check-in for your trip!

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Total Drive Time »» 45 minutes


From Asheville, NC

Take I-40 West for approximately 50 miles, just across the NC/TN State Line, to exit #447 Hartford Rd. At the bottom of the exit ramp, please turn left at stop sign. Go under the interstate, to the next stop sign (approximately 0.2 miles) , and turn right. Go 0.4 miles and be on the lookout for the sign for Big Creek Expeditions and Foxfire Campground. Turn left down the drive at the Fox Fire Campgrounds. You have arrived at our outpost! Please follow the parking signs and then head to the office to check-in for your trip!

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Total Drive Time »» 1 hour


From Knoxville, TN

Take I-40 East toward Asheville for approximately 60 miles until getting off at exit #447 Hartford Rd. At the bottom of the exit ramp, please turn right at stop sign. Go 0.3 miles. Turn left down the drive at the Fox Fire Campgrounds.

https://goo.gl/maps/f9RgU Go 0.3 miles and be on the lookout for the sign for Big Creek Expeditions and Foxfire Campground. Turn left down the drive at the Fox Fire Campgrounds. You have arrived at our outpost! Please follow the parking signs and then head to the office to check-in for your trip!

Total Drive Time »» 1 hour 15 minutes


Directions to Legacy Mountain Ziplines Outpost

From Gatlinburg

Take the Parkway out of Gatlinburg, staying on Hwy. 321 / 73 about 2 miles. Just past McDonalds and Family Dollar take left onto Glades Rd.. Stay on Glades Rd. about 2.5 miles to stop sign at Birds Creek Rd – Go Left. Take Birds Creek Rd. about 3.5 miles and go left on Upper Middle Creek Rd.(at Dunns Market). In about a half mile turn right at stone gate that says "Legacy Mountain Resort". Around 2 curves (about 100 yards) look for us down on your right.

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Total Drive Time »» 30 minutes


From Pigeon Forge

On "the strip" called Parkway (Hwy. 441), turn at traffic light #8 (you can only turn 1 way). At the first traffic light keep to right onto (Dollywood Lane). Dollywood Lane will become Upper Middle Creek Rd.. Continue about 5 miles to 2431 Upper Middle Creek Rd. Turn left at stone gate that says "Legacy Mountain Resort". Around 2 curves (about 100 yards) look for us down on your right.

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Total Drive Time »» 25 minutes


From I-40 or Sevierville

Take Hwy. 66 South (Winfield Dunn Parkway) to Hwy. 411 (Main St.) go left at Walgreens. Continue on Hwy. 411 3 miles to next Walgreens go right on Pittman Center Rd. Continue on Pittman Center Rd. about 4.2 miles to Upper Middle Creek Rd. and go right at Dunns Market. Look for 2431 Upper Middle Creek Rd. on right and turn at stone gate. Around 2 curves (about 100 yards) look for us down on your right, we will take you to the top.

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Total Drive Time »» 25 minutes from Sevierville

"One of our families greatest adventures ever!!! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made us all feel like pros. We were nervous, but the guides explained everything very thoroughly. And with all the safety features we knew we were in good hands! The views were absolutely stunning! We highly highly recommend it to anyone!!"

– Tara, Wisconson

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