Bays Mountain Park loses white-tail deer

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium regrets to announce the passing of one of their white-tail deer, Cotton. Cotton passed sometime during the night of September 11 and was found by staff the following morning (Sept. 12). Cotton lived a…

New trail opens after Fern Trail closure

If you have hiked along Fern Trail this year, you may have noticed water encompassing portions of the trail, making it hard for guests to hike. Many trails typically experience this during the spring. When water sits in a section of trail for…

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium Adopts New Logo

After an overwhelmingly positive response from the Kingsport community, Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium will be adopting a new official logo that celebrates the park’s 50 years of history. The new logo was developed during the preparation…

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 15-year-old gray wolf and former alpha of the pack, died Monday evening in the park’s wolf habitat. “Netar has…

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 a week learning and exploring in nature at Bays Mountain Park’s Summer Day Camp. Registration is now open for 2022…

Beloved Bobcat Kirby Has Passed

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is deeply saddened to announce the death of Kirby the bobcat. Kirby died peacefully in his sleep under the care of naturalist staff in his enclosure during the morning of March 10, 2022. At 18 years old,…

Summer Naturalist Internship

Want to spend your summer at Bays Mountain Park? We're looking for a naturalist intern! Review the information below, and submit your application by April 4, 2022 for consideration. Qualifications: Applicant must be a current student having…

50th Anniversary Books Unveiled

Last night, November 16, the two books created for Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium’s 50th Anniversary were officially unveiled to a crowd of supporters and local media. The winner of the “I am Bays Mountain” stories contest was announced…

Bays Mountain Wants to Hear from You!

None of what goes on at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium would be possible without your support—so the staff at Bays Mountain wants to hear from you. Bays Mountain is asking visitors to help out the park by taking 10 minutes out of…

A Night With Rangers

Join Bays Mountain Park at Bays Mountain Brewing Company this Thursday, October 21 for “A Night with Rangers.” It’s a little like stand-up comedy, but with real nature stories from Bays Mountain Park naturalists. Rangers are a wealth…