The hills of Brimstone have long been an important part of Scott County. The area’s coal mines and timber operations have employed Scott Countians for decades. On weekends, the area served as a source of recreation. Long a favorite destination for all-terrain vehicles, Brimstone is also recognizes as one of the best hunting destinations in the region.
As the sounds of heavy equipment and chainsaws have slowly faded in the hills of Brimstone, recreation has played an advanced role. Brimstone Recreation, LLC, manages 20,000 acres of the Brimstone property and has constructed hundreds of miles of ATV trails ranging from routes suitable for beginners to advanced trails. Guided rides and equipment rentals are also offered.
But there’s more to Brimstone than ATV riding. Hunters have the opportunity to manage their own hunting lease for whitetail deer, wild turkey and other game. There’s fishing available in the streams (including New River, which runs along the periphery of the property). And camping is available as well.
Things to do here
Brimstone Recreation hosts several major festivals each year — WinterFest welcomes spring, the White Knuckle Event mixes trail-riding and country music concerts each Memorial Day weekend, and the SXS & ATV Roundup does the same each Labor Day weekend. In 2014, Polaris Camp RZR was added in September.
- Supplies: Permits, maps and other supplies are available from the Brimstone Recreation office.
- Camping: Brimstone Campground offers full hookup sites overlooking New River with direct access to Brimstone Recreation. Rustic camping is also available on the property. The Trails End Campground offers water and electric hookups for campers and immediate access to the trails of Brimstone Recreation. (Main article.)
- Lodging: Several cabin rentals and a motel are close to the Brimstone property. (Main article.)
Permits are required on the properties managed by Brimstone Recreation.
Daily — $18 | $10 for ages 17 & under
2 Day — $35 | $15 for ages 17 & under
3 Day — $40 | $20 for ages 17 & under
4 Day — $45 | $25 for ages 17 & under
Weekly — $50 | $30 for ages 17 & under
Annual — $67.50 | $35 for ages 17 & under
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