I am in for tenting it..but if someone wants to split a cabin, I could be in for that. Look what got posted on my clubs site today. I think we can use some of this information for our planning, I may very well be going to this event...so...I may be able to provide a report.
Smoky Mountain Trail Runners and the Kentucky Mountain Crawlers are hosting:
Southern Four Wheel Drive Association 1st Quarter Meeting and Trail Ride
Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Park ( http://www.harlancountytrails.com/
) Harlan, KY More local information and area attractions can be found here:
Trail Rides will meet at 7:30 AM EST Each day at (need a staging area)
The first Weekend in March....March 1st and 2nd
Southern 4WD business meeting will be help at the Western Sizzler Steak house at 6:30 PM Saturday March 1st. (Meeting room will hold up to 60 people and we will be able to eat while we meet.)
Black Mountain Offroad Adventure Park in Harlan County, Ky. The 7000+ acre park offers a clean riding environment, maintained trails, beautiful scenery, and year-round fun for atv riders, rock crawlers, dirt bike riders, stock 4x4's, and side by side utility vehicles.
Besides offering a great place to bring the family, there is one thing that sets this park above the rest... It's free to ride!
Black Mountain Recreational Park Rules
This park operates, and everyone rides at his or her own risk under KRS 411.190.
Know your limitations and do not exceed the capabilities of your vehicle.
1. Helmets are required pursuant to KRS 189.515. Protective gear including,
but not limited to those items listed by the manufacturer and the ATV Safety Institute are strongly recommended.
2. Consumption of Alcohol while or before operating a motorized vehicle is
NOT permitted. No one is allowed to possess any illegal substances including, but not limited to, drugs and explosives within the park.
3. Litter laws are strictly enforced. Place litter in an appropriate trash
receptacle or "Pack It In, Pack It Out."
4. There will be no toleration for fighting. Any violation of this rule
will result in being banned from the property and possibly being arrested.
5. Do not remove or destroy trees, shrubs, plants or animals (except in
approved hunting areas and approved hunting seasons). Further do not feed any animals including, but not limited to bears.
6. The park is neither liable nor responsible for damage, loss, or theft of
personal property or injury to visitors.
7. Citizens Band Channel 3 & 4 will be the community channels.
8. All operator and passengers of cars, trucks, buggies, etc., designated
for on or off road use must wear safety belts while vehicle is being operated.
Infants and children must be restrained in legally required child safety seats.
9. All Off-Road Vehicle drivers and riders should follow the manufacture's
safe operating procedures. Please be sure that your ORV has the appropriate equipment needed to operate on the rough terrain in the park.
10. An adult should supervise minors at all times.
11. Be courteous of other drivers and Park Employees on and off the trails.
12. All vehicles must operate in a manner to avoid incidents and/or
accidents while in the park.
13. No glass containers are allowed at the park.
14. The Board must approve any new trails, outdoor fire areas, or
15. All riders should use designated entrances.
16. All Vehicles must have front & rear lights if driving at night.
17. Vehicles attempting Level 5 trails must have a full roll cage and
18. Camping/Campsites must be in designated areas only.
19. Fires must be restricted to designated areas only.
20. Firewood used must be dead wood only.
21. The Board must approve all special events including vendors.
22. Pets should be kept on leash at all times.
23. Vehicles should travel in groups of 2 or more, except in emergency
24. The terrain in constantly changing. Check each hill. Ride all trails
25. Stay within the boundaries of the park. Do not enter any property not
owned by the park. Do not enter any posted areas that are not open by the park.
26. Tread lightly. All participants must stay on trails. Do not blaze new
27. Non-operative vehicles should be moved to the side of the trails and
attended to immediately.
28. Failure to comply with the above rules, regulations and safe operating
procedures can result in fines, temporary or permanent banning from using the park or participating in any future park activities or events.
Holiday Inn Express
U.S. 421 South, Harlan
1-800-465-4329 or (606) 573-3385 Mount Aire Motel
U.S. 421 South, Harlan
1-800-988-4660 or (606) 573-4660
2203 E. Main St. Cumberland
School House Inn
100 Central Ave, Benham
1-800-231-0627 Cumberland Plaza
U.S. 119, Cumberland