Northern Plateau

Big South Fork

From Tourism to Retirement—Life is Good on the Northern Plateau

People visiting Clay, Pickett and Fentress counties on the Northern Plateau of the Upper Cumberland are retiring to the region in increasing numbers. From the lake to the mountains, the Northern Plateau offers active retirees unparalleled quality of life.
Pickett State ParkFor sheer scenic beauty, the Northern Plateau can go the distance with any place in the world. Clay County is home to beautiful Dale Hollow Lake, voted by USA Today as the Number four lake in the nation to “float your boat.” 
Pickett County also borders Dale Hollow. In addition to peace of mind on the lake, retirees can enjoy nearby 11,000-acre Picket State Park in Pickett County, noted for its scenic splendor, spring wildflowers and natural diversity. 
Fentress County provides active retirees incredible walking and riding opportunities at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy over 125,000 acres of breathtaking gorges and panoramic views of the Big South Fork. 
Dale Hollow Lake by Brian Raef

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