Archive for April, 2018

Jimmy and Becky Deaux New Custom Hangar

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Big South Fork Custom Homes has begun construction on the Deaux’s custom hangar on their own private hangar! The 3,000 sq/ft. hangar will feature a Schweiss remote operated bi-fold door.  This exciting project is planning for a workstation, car lift and four blue taxiway lights that will turn on automatically when the bi-fold door is opened.
Home build-out will include a kitchen, office, two bathrooms, laundry room, living room and second story catwalk. We are very excited to have them be part of our community. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Donald at [email protected]com.

Big South Fork Custom Homes

  • Big South Fork Airpark Homes is a general contracting firm specializing in commercial and residential construction. As the BSFA construction branch, we are committed to the development. If at any time you have a question or a problem, we are your neighbors and are always happy to help.
  • Onsite 7 days a week!  We have a representative at the Airpark full time in order to properly oversee all aspects of construction.
  • Comprehensive Builder’s Warranty on all Custom Projects!
  • Familiarity with all Architectural Review Committee application requirements and include plans and sketch of project submittal, a copy of licenses, proof of liability and workman’s compensation, erosion control plan, color and material samples, lighting plan and landscaping plan in all proposals.

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Spring is Playtime at BSF

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Live with your Plane

Can’t wait until Memorial Day to come to BSFA? Come up this weekend and join our residents for an ATV ride to Reed Branch Creek to our remote fire pit and campfire area. After you explore the miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, retire to our Welcome Center and relax by the fire. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is rich with natural and historic features. The area provides visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities ranging from internationally ranked biking trails to a peaceful horseback ride through any of the Airpark’s trails.  Either way bring your camera and get ready to relax and enjoy nature at its finest.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Slideshow of Our Last Ride
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White Knuckle Event

Monday, April 9th, 2018

When: May 26-28, 2018
Where: Brimstone Recreation
Time: 8 a.m. EDT daily

Aimed at becoming the Woodstock of the ATV world, White Knuckle Event attracts thousands of people from across the eastern U.S. and some foreign countries.

The largest festival of its kind in the region, White Knuckle Event is hosted by Brimstone Recreation and offers guided ATV rides, poker runs, mud bogs and a wide variety of other activities. The 3-day event is held on Memorial Day weekend each year and is headlined by a Saturday evening concert featuring one of Nashville’s best-known recording artists.

Each year, one of Nashville’s brightest stars headlines White Knuckle Event with concerts. This year’s entertainers have not yet been announced.

Adventure awaits on ‘The River Wild’

Monday, April 9th, 2018

“This river is unique. It’s beautiful.”

Those are the words of National Park Service Ranger Kevin Moses.

He should know. Moses spent more than seven years in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, much of that time paddling the river.

“The scenery you will see on this river is the prettiest scenery in Scott County,” he says.

He’s referring to “The Gorge,” a stretch of river between the confluence of New River and Clear Fork to form the Big South Fork, and the historic O&W Railroad bridge further downstream. Between those two access points, the closest a person can get to the river on foot is the Honey Creek Loop hiking trail — a rugged footpath that dips to the river’s edge at one point.

The Gorge section of Big South Fork contains the wildest water that the river has to offer. Included are the “Big Three” rapids — Double Drop, the Washing Machine, and The Ell. The first two are solid Class III rapids that can turn into Class IVs at certain water flows. The later is usually a Class IV.

Those three rapids, which start about eight-tenths of a mile downstream from the confluence, garner the most recognition on this stretch of river, but they’re hardly the only rapids paddlers will encounter. There are many others, most of them Class IIIs as well — like Kernels, Honey Creek Rapid, Rion’s Eddy and others.

Kayakers run this stretch of river when the water flow is as little as 350 cubic feet per second, though it is much more technical at those levels. The National Park Service’s website lists 1,000 cfs as the optimal level. Like any free-flowing river that hasn’t been tamed by man’s concrete dams, the character of the Big South Fork changes drastically depending upon how much — or how little — rain has been received. That makes the spring the prime season for whitewater rafting on the Big South Fork and its major tributaries.

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine sums up the Big South Fork like this, calling it one of the Top 50 rivers in the South: “Tennessee’s Big South Fork is big water fun well worth a drive to the Cumberland Plateau. Winding through the rugged cliff lined gorge gives this run a real wilderness adventure tone.”

The Big South Fork and its tributaries draw paddling enthusiasts from across the region. There’s something about the sheer beauty of the river slicing through the canyon encasing it that enchants visitors and keeps them coming back.

While The Gorge from confluence to O&W is the most popular stretch of whitewater, it should only be tackled by experienced paddlers. Other stretches of the river are more suitable for novices. Popular entry points include Brewster Ford, Burnt Mill Ford, Leatherwood Ford and Station Camp. For more information, see our whitewater paddling page.

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”