The Big Sandy Back Pack
The Big Sandy River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 29 miles long, in western West Virginia and northeastern Kentucky in the United States. Nestled in the lush rolling hills of Appalachia, the river forms part of the boundary between the two states along its entire course.
The area is also known for the land of the Hatfields and McCoys who fought over land -- and family honor between West Virginia and Kentucky in the years 1863–1891.
Visit Eastern Kentucky where the State’s famed bluegrass folds gently into its ruggedly scenic mountains. Discover a region whose unsurpassed natural beauty, varied outdoor recreation, friendly small towns and fascinating folk culture and heritage beckon the visitor to explore and experience it in a variety of ways.
Natural Bridge State Park is approximately 2400 acres of state-owned and protected land located within the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Red River Gorge (a portion of the Daniel Boone concurrently managed by the US Forest Service) is directly to our north.
Enjoy a day out on the water or an afternoon of horseback riding where the Hatfields & McCoys called home, Pikeville Pike County, Kentucky.