853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.229.9447 | Fax: 423.224.2589
Please be advised that a bike race will be taking place on Saturday, May 27, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The following trails will be closed until the bike race is over: Chestnut, Big Oak, Chinquapin, and Lake Road.
Thank you for your understanding!
Due to tree removal in front of the Nature Center, park visitors may only access the Nature Center through the lower level. Thank you for your understanding.
Please be advised that River Mountain Road will be closed to all traffic on the dates of January 4 – 7 (Tuesday through Friday) and January 11 – 14 (Tuesday through Friday). The closure will be from the point (River Mountain Road / Bays Mountain Park Road intersection) to the area just past the active AEP tower construction site.
The purpose of this closure is to ensure a safe work area while construction crews begin the process of erecting the newly relocated AEP tower. This closure will protect both the workers and all visitors who would otherwise be passing through the area.
Hikers and mountain bikers can still access the fire tower and the west end of the park via a number of routes. Visitors can follow Chestnut Trail to Azalea Trail and then take Big Oak Trail to Chinquapin Trail. At the end of Chinquapin Trail, riders should go right onto Lake Road. At Feagins Gap, either take Bear Run Trail to Indian Pipes Trail or follow River Mountain Road all the way to the fire tower.