Aerial view of mountain.

Fall Fest

There’s no better place to experience fall than Bays Mountain Park, and for its 50th Anniversary year, BMP is celebrating the new season with Fall Fest. “Some may remember the fall festivals that Bays used to host from the late 70’s…

Bays Mountain Bike Rally

The challenge: 50 miles for 50 years. Are you ready? Registration for the Bays Mountain Bike Rally is now open! Bays Mountain Park is partnering with All Trails Cycling for this 50th Anniversary event, sponsored by BB&T/Suntrust (now Truist…

New Children’s Book ‘Unalii’s Unexpected Adventure’ Coming Soon

Celebrate Bays Mountain Park’s 50th Anniversary by bringing a story of the park home with you. BMP is proud to announce that its first-ever children’s book, Unalii’s Unexpected Adventure, is coming soon. In this book, a very curious…

Campfire Tales

Everyone gather around the campfire, and let Bays Mountain Park tell you a tale. This September, visit the Bays Mountain Amphitheater for “Campfire Tales,” a free storytelling event sponsored by Knoxville TVA Credit Union. Each Friday…

Cinema Under the Stars

Spend Friday the 13th at Bays Mountain Park… if you dare! Knoxville TVA Credit Union presents a special spooky edition of Cinema Under the Stars on Friday, August 13. Bays Mountain show a double feature of “Poltergeist” (1982, PG) and…

Jeep Fest

Are you a lover of all things Jeep? Join Bays Mountain Park for its first-ever Jeep Fest on June 19, celebrating this iconic all-terrain vehicle that’s perfect for adventuring. This event is hosted by Leadership Kingsport as one of its Community…
An adult male Eastern Box Turtle, showcasing bright orange legs and sunset-red eyes.

Near to Nature: Meeting Our Tennessee State Reptile

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Thinking Outside the Box The Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) roams the summer forests of Bays Mountain and is usually found lumbering across the trail on early morning strolls. “Box turtles” get their common name from an ability…

New Legacy Trail

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium announced at its 50th Anniversary public presentation today that the park will construct a new legacy trail in honor of its golden anniversary. This trail will be the first new path through the park in…

Nature Quest

Search for the natural secrets of Bays Mountain Park with the Bays Mountain Nature Quest! This fun, family-friendly activity for all ages launches today as part of BMP’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Nature Quest is a free activity booklet…

Laser Light Show

On anniversary weekend, it's time to light up the mountain. Join Bays Mountain Park for two electric nights on May 22 and 23 for a new and improved Laser Light Show in honor of BMP's 50th Anniversary! Pack your car with friends and family,…