Directions

Bays Mountain Park is nestled in the northeastern end of the Bays Mountain formation only a few miles from downtown Kingsport. Framed on all sides by mountain ridges, much of the park lies in a natural basin and is a protected haven for wildlife.

Directions to Bays Mountain Park from many surrounding regions are listed below the map. To obtain directions from a particular location to Bays Mountain Park, click on the link at the bottom of the map.


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FROM GREENEVILLE, TN

On Route 93 pass under I-26 (old I-181) and turn left onto Wilcox Dr. Turn left at the next light, MeadowView Parkway. This passes under I-26, again, and turns into Reservoir Rd. Continue on Reservoir Rd. for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Bays Mountain Park Rd. Stay to the left at the fork in road for the Park entrance.

FROM ROGERSVILLE, TN

On Route 11-W exit onto I-26S (old I-181). Take the MeadowView Parkway exit, Exit 3 (old exit 52). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Reservoir Rd. Continue on Reservoir Rd. for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Bays Mountain Park Rd. Stay to the left at the fork in road for the Park entrance.

FROM JOHNSON CITY, TN AND NORTH CAROLINA

Take I-26N (old I-181) and exit at Meadowview Parkway, Exit 3 (old Exit 52). Turn left at the light at the bottom of the exit ramp. This road turns into Reservoir Rd. Continue on Reservoir Rd. for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Bays Mountain Park Rd. Stay to the left at the fork in road for the Park entrance.

FROM GATE CITY, BIG STONE GAP AND DUFFIELD, VA

On U.S. 23 exit onto I-26S “labeled Johnson City exit” (old I-181). Take the Meadowview Parkway exit, Exit 3 (old exit 52). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Reservoir Rd. Continue on Reservoir Rd. for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Bays Mountain Park Rd. Stay to the left at the fork in road for the Park entrance.

FROM BRISTOL AND ABINGDON,VA

On I-81 take Exit 57-B “Kingsport” onto I-26N (old I-181). Exit at Meadowview Parkway, Exit 3 (old Exit 52). Turn left at the light at the bottom of the exit ramp. This road turns into Reservoir Rd. Continue on Reservoir Rd. for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Bays Mountain Park Rd. Stay to the left at the fork in road for the Park entrance.

FROM KNOXVILLE, CHATTANOOGA AND NASHVILLE, TN

Take I-40E through Knoxville and exit left onto I-81N “Bristol”. On I-81 take exit 57-B “Kingsport” onto I-26N(old I-181). Exit at Meadowview Parkway, Exit 3 (old Exit 52). Turn left at the light at the bottom of the exit ramp. This road turns into Reservoir Rd. Continue on Reservoir Rd. for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Bays Mountain Park Rd. Stay to the left at the fork in road for the Park entrance.