Whether you’re headed to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, looking to take advantage of one of the nation’s premier ATV destinations, or just looking to get off the beaten path and relax in the peace and quiet of the Cumberland Mountains, Huntsville has something for you!
Brimstone Recreation manages almost 20,000 acres of private property in the Cumberland Mountains just outside of town, with headquarters on the beautiful courthouse mall. It is renowned among off-road enthusiasts as one of the nation’s top ATV destinations.
Trails End Campground manages a full-service campground at the base of the Cumberland Mountains, with direct access to the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.
The North Cumberland WMA is a 140,000-acre reserve that is not only popular among ATV riders, but that also features rare songbirds and one of the largest elk herds east of the Mississippi River, making it a popular trip for wildlife viewers. It is also home to the Cumberland Trail, a hiking trail that links the Cumberland Gap with Rock Mountain.
Recreational kayaking is exploding in popularity, and there are few better places in East Tennessee to float your boat than the New River, which borders town on the south side, at the base of the Cumberland Mountains. New River is both scenic and peaceful, and offers plenty of flat water for recreational boaters before emptying into the raging whitewater of the Big South Fork. We offer a launch pad for kayaks!
Events: Several festivals and events are held in Huntsville each year.
Lodging: Places to stay when visiting Huntsville.
Dining: Places to eat when you’re in town.
You may also be interested in: Looking to catch a movie? Or a round of golf? Both are located within 15 minutes of Huntsville. You may also be interested in immersing yourself in culture at Historic Rugby, visiting a winery, or taking a scenic train ride.