After an overwhelmingly positive response from the Kingsport…
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.
Planetarium Closed for Renovations
Five years in the planning, we are now in the process of replacing some of the specialized equipment for the next decade of astronomy education.
HIKING & BIKING
Explore the Park
Bays Mountain Park features 39 miles of beautiful hiking trails that cover most of the 3500 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 & Planetarium Adopts New Logo
After an overwhelmingly positive response from the Kingsport community, Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium will be adopting…
Bays Mountain Park loses gray wolf
Bays Mountain Park is sad to announce the death of Netar - the elder female member of its wolf pack. Park officials say the…
Registration Now Open for Summer Day Camp
Adventure and learning come together every day at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium! This summer, your child can spend…
Beloved Bobcat Kirby Has Passed
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is deeply saddened to announce the death of Kirby the bobcat. Kirby died peacefully…
Summer Naturalist Internship
Want to spend your summer at Bays Mountain Park? We're looking for a naturalist intern! Review the information below, and…