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Spring is Here!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Spring is one of the most stunning times of year at the Airpark; join in on the fun and book a tour today! Your days will consist of relaxing around one of our outdoor fireplaces and exploring Big South Fork’s endless forests, gorges, and sandstone bluffs. Take an ATV ride to the overlook or hike to a local waterfall and experience the beauty of Big South Fork Airpark.We invite you and your family to come and stay at our Welcome Center and see what it would be like to live with your plane!

Spring Activities at the Airpark

Hiking— Hundreds of miles of trails greet hikers in the Big South Fork NRRA.

Biking — Mountain biking is an expanding sport in the Big South Fork NRRA.

Horseback Riding — From the Big South Fork NRRA to the North Cumberland WMA, equestrian riders will find expansive trail riding opportunities.

ATV Riding — Brimstone and the North Cumberland WMA are recognized as a top ATV destination in the nation.

Fishing — Smallmouth, musky and walleye await in the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River.

Hunting — Hunt deer, turkey, elk and wild boar in Scott County.

Wildlife Viewing— Elk, black bear, bald eagles and warbler songbirds are among the wildlife found in Scott County.

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Independent Herald Newspaper Article- “Scott County primes for busy tourism season”

Discover Scott Country 12 Great Adventures for 2018

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

ONEIDA, Tenn. — The 2018 calendar year is upon us. With it comes the opportunity to explore new areas, try new adventures, and make new friends and memories. With a wide diversity of natural splendors and exciting adventures, there is no better place to spread your wings in 2018 than in Scott County, Tennessee — home of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and the Cumberland Mountains.

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Homesite T14 is one of the 5 remaining taxiway lots and this month’s feature homesite. T14 is a 1.3 acre lot, creating endless possibilities for a home with an attached hangar or detached hangar. All utilities are underground including county water and sewer.

Our taxiway lots give our owners the exclusive opportunity to live in a custom home with their plane and hangar in their own backyard. Taxiway homes have direct access to the 5,500 ft. runway with 3 instrument approaches and an on-site maintenance facility.
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Big South Fork National Park Video

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Never been to Big South Fork? Watch this amazing video made by the parks department to see a glimpse. Watch Here

Homesite 35 is for sale at BSFA, and is ready to be customized into the owner’s dream home.

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Quiet Airpark living is possible with this 4 bedroom / 4 bathroom, 2,700 sq/ft home. Homesite 35 has a two-car garage and rests on a 1.8 acre lot. The Main floor features an open floor plan with a large fireplace, quality appliances (included with price) and a spacious deck with an outdoor fireplace. New owners have the ability to make this home their own with a 1,600 sqft unfinished basement.  (Learn More)

Price REDUCED : $479k*

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Big South Fork receives ‘colorblind-less’ viewfinder

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Autumn colorful foliage over lake with beautiful woods in red and yellow color.

BANDY CREEK — The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is one of three Tennessee sites selected for the installation of colorblind-less viewfinders that help color blind visitors and residents of the Volunteer State see the vibrant fall foliage in all its glory.

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development installed the specially-equipped viewfinder at East Rim Overlook in the Big South Fork NRRA. That was one of just three sites selected for the viewfinders, which feature the latest technology lenses for alleviating red-green color deficiencies. The other two sites were Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, and the Interstate 26 overlook near Erwin in Unicoi County.

Located just off S.R. 297 west of Oneida, East Rim is an easily-accessed overlook that offers stunning, panoramic views of the Big South Fork River gorge, and is among the most popular spots within the park — particularly during the fall season.

But people afflicted by protanopia and protanomaly — more commonly known as red-green color blindness — are not able to fully enjoy the effect of nature’s transition from deep green to brilliant shades of red, orange and gold.

The viewfinders change that, enabling color blind visitors to see the foliage just as it appears to people with normal vision.

“I see the colors and they’re florescent and beautiful and great, and I’ll say (to Jim), ‘Honey see that?’ and he’ll say ‘What?’ I wish he could see what I see,” said the wife of Jim Nichols, a color blind visitor who was one of the first to see through the newly-installed viewfinders.

Both Nichols and his wife could not hold back tears as he looked through the viewfinder to see the scenic beauty of the fall colors for the very first time in his life.

“One of the main pillars we promote in Tennessee is our scenic beauty,” said Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett. “The reds, oranges and yellows in the fall and the incredible colors in the spring are a staple of what comes to mind when people think about Tennessee or visit here. But to realize, through red/green deficiencies and other forms of colorblindness, there potentially are more than 13 million people in our country alone who cannot fully appreciate the beauty our state has to offer, we wanted to do something about that. We wanted to provide opportunities for more people to see what those of us who can may take for granted.”

Stephen Brewer was one of those color deficient visitors who was able to use the colorblind-less viewfinders to experience fall colors for the first time.

“Now I know why people come from miles and states around just to see this,” he said.

BSFA is in the Middle of it All!

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Big South Fork Airpark is located 50 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, and is centrally located to many local attractions and activities. We chose this location due to the proximity to the 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and all the exciting adventures nearby.

Our residents can tour the local historic attractions or drive into one of our region’s small towns for a quick lunch, and even grab a room at a local bed and breakfast and make a multi-day trip out of it. But if you are wanting to stay close to home there is everything you ever need in the local town of Oneida, TN, making everyday life at the airpark a breeze!

CNN Article     Map Flyer PDF      Local Amenities Flyer PDF

Blog: Top 10 Reasons to Choose to Fly into Scott County Airport at BSFA!

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Choosing an Airpark is a HUGE decision, and at BSFA we are honored to have so many people tour and explore our beloved development. Big South Fork Airpark’s developer, Bill Armstrong, credits the success to the proximity to Big South Fork River and Recreation Area and the level of safety and professionalism offered by the attached FBO and runway. “We are a little different than the other airparks across the country. We are fortunate to be attached to a public state funded airport, and our residents have 24 hour access to a lighted and paved 5,500 ft runway with 3 instrument approaches, brand new FBO, 24/7 fuel and onsite maintenance. Our residents all enjoy IFR flying and rank safety as their number 1 priority.” There are so many reasons to enjoy flying into BSFA, we had our pilots list their top ten!

Top 10 Reasons to Choose to Fly into Scott County Airport at BSFA!
1). All approaches are greeted by a lighted 5,500 ft. runway
2). 2 GPS WAAS approaches and 1 VOR
3). Instrument approaches with minimums of 250 feet
4). Scott County Municipal Airport (SCX), and new county owned FBO. Our residents enjoy using the FBO’s full service fueling (100LL and Jet A at competitive pricing), hangar space, tie-down parking, weather information, transportation and more.
5). Taxiway Lots: Our 91,404 square foot taxiway opens the door on true Airpark living. Aviation enthusiasts have the exclusive opportunity to live in a custom home with their plane and hangar on the taxiway. Only 7 taxiway lots remain!
6). Fly Home 24/7: Our residents have the convenience of being able to fly in when it works best for them!
7). Onsite Maintenance and Aircraft Management Companies, Big South Fork Aero and ATS Tennessee. All aircraft needs can be meet from the convenience of your backyard!
8). Big South Fork Airpark has 2 hangar types for purchase – Executive (60’ wide, 55’ long, and 16’ high) and “T” hangers (41.5′ wide, 36′ long and 12′ high)
9). In 2017 the Runway at Scott County Airport underwent a  complete resealed and re-striped.
10). LOCATION!!! BSFA central’s location makes it easy to hop in the plane take a day trip to Atlanta (169.3 nautical miles), Chicago, IL (365.4 nautical miles), Pittsburgh, PA (316.7 nautical miles), Cincinnati, OH (159.1 nautical miles) or spend the day exploring close to home with Knoxville, TN (48.2 nautical miles) and the development being adjacent to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

Bill Armstrong’s Segment on Media Geeks Podcast
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KSCX Airnav Listing

Historic Rugby

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017


Situated along the Scott-Morgan county line on S.R. 52, and bordering the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Historic Rugby is a restored Victorian village founded in 1880 by British author and social reformer Thomas Hughes.

Rugby was designed to be a cooperative, class-free, agricultural community for the sons of English gentry and others looking to start life anew in America.

At its peak, more than 65 Victorian buildings and 300 townspeople made up the colony. Today, Rugby survives as a public historic site, unspoiled by modern development. Twenty of the original buildings remain, surrounded by rugged river gorges and historic trails.

Rugby has been open to the public since 1966 and is recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the most authentically restored and preserved communities in America.

Things to do here


Events at Historic Rugby include the Festival of British & Appalachian Culture in May, the Halloween Ghostly Gathering, and Christmas at Rugby. In addition, the Pilgrimage of Rugby Homes is held the first Saturday in September.


Visits to Rugby begin with a stop at the Rugby Visitor Centre and Theatre, which includes a 22-minute film — The Power of a Dream — on the history of Rugby. A guided walking tour includes stops at the 1882 Thomas Hughes Free Public Library, the 1884 Kingstone Lisle, the 1887 Christ Church Episcopal and the 1906 Schoolhouse.


Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Williams are currently building a custom 3 bedroom / 3 bath home on Homesite 10, conveniently located near their T-Hangar. Les and Keri Williams are moving to BSFA  from Illinois, previously living in Alaska. Big South Fork Airpark Custom Homes is the builder, and they have chosen a floorplan from Mosscreek.  BSFA Custom Homes has partnered with MossCreek, a Knoxville based leader in luxury log and timber framed home designs, in order to provide quality plans to all our residents. Their home has an open floorplan featuring a spacious open kitchen, outdoor living elements and a detached garage with an upstairs apartment. We are excited to welcome the William’s into the neighborhood and so happy they chose to call Big South Fork Airpark home.
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