ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES IN EAST TENNESSEE
EVENING CANOE/KAYAK PADDLE
Canoeing and kayaking at sunset at Bays Mountain Park is a truly magical and serene experience. This popular evening program is back for the best part of Spring too. We limit each group outing, so be sure to sign up today.
The Wonder of Wolves
Experience the chilling sounds of the wolf call as our naturalists talk to our pack and share interesting facts about socialization and behaviors.
Mars: The Ultimate Voyage
Join us on a journey to the Red Planet — the farthest voyage ever made by humans. What does it take to make a two year mission to Mars, and back, successful? Discover the many challenges astronauts will face – and how creativity, communication and collaboration are essential for deep space exploration. This production looks into NASA research and training to address these critical needs. It also aims to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals!
HIKING & BIKING
Explore the Park
Bays Mountain Park features 39 miles of beautiful hiking trails that cover most of the 3,750 acres of the park, with over 32 miles of trails approved for mountain biking.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Bays Mountain Park has daily events and programs including nature programs, planetarium programs and special events. Check out our calendars to find your adventure!
Bays Mountain Park staff and volunteers offer programs for school groups from kindergarten through high school level. These programs are offered Tuesday through Friday, September through May.
High Ropes, Low Ropes & Zip Line. The Flying Squirrel is a 310 foot thrill ride zip line that races you through our wondrous and beautiful tree line. Start your adventure!
Need help navigating through the Park? Download the park map and the Nature Center Grounds map. You will also receive a copy of both of these maps at the park gatehouse.
Bays Mountain Park has 32 miles of trails approved for mountain biking. Download the park map and enjoy the ride!
Bays Mountain Park hosts annual “Kids at Bays Day”
Turn off the screens, lay down the controller and put your phone on silent. It’s time to take your children outside and…
Show support with a Bay Mountain license plate
If you love Bays Mountain Park and want to show your support in an artistic and unique way, consider purchasing an official…
Bobcat brothers relocate to official habitat
Bays Mountain Park’s newest bobcats – Carter and Cash – have been relocated to their official habitat.
Bays Mountain Park saddened by passing of Unalii
Bays Mountain Park is sad to announce the death of one of its wolves, Unalii.
Unalii passed away in his enclosure the…
Bays Mountain Park mourns passing of wolf
Bays Mountain Park is sad to announce the death of one of its wolves, Takoda.
After suffering from an ear injury and subsequent…