Observe water lilies, deer, raccoons, ducks, geese, turtles, great blue herons, beaver lodges, and sometimes beavers and black bear. Your naturalist will discuss park history as well as the sights and sounds encountered on your trip creating a unique experience. The Barge Ride lasts approximately 45-minutes and may be cancelled due to weather. Seating is limited to 45.
June-August: Barge rides are offered Sunday – Saturday at 1, 2 and 5 p.m. with additional rides at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tickets for barge rides are $5 per person. Park Association members will receive free passes. To reserve your spot, please visit the Nature Center before the scheduled barge ride. We only accept reservations in advance for parties of 15 or more. Please call 423-229-9447 to make a reservation.
Twilight Barge Rides: March 27, April 24 and May 22 at 7 p.m. Reservations are required, so please call ahead to reserve your $5 ticket. You may pay over the phone with a credit card.