Don’t miss these Ranger-led tours to explore Spring Wildflowers and Waterfalls at Bays Mountain Park. Register now for a variety of fun, colorful hikes for small groups. Click the link below for more details.
NASA’s 21st-century ARTEMIS program is the next generation of missions to explore the Universe. Produced by Fiske Planetarium in collaboration with TEND Studio with funding from NASA SSERVI and Lockheed Martin.
Watch Spring 2023 come to life!
BARGE RIDES ARE BACK!
The Osprey is back on the lake with daily departures. Reserve your lakefront seat to watch the trees, listen to the sounds of the forest, and hear the park’s best storytellers share the tales of Nature at Bays Mountain Park.
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.
Forward! To the Moon
NASA’s 21st-century ARTEMIS program is the next generation of missions to explore the Universe. The program is followed by a brief tour of the current night sky.
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!
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…
New bobcats arrive at Bays Mountain Park
Two new bobcats have officially arrived safe and sound at Bays Mountain Park. Their long, cross-country journey is over and…