Enjoy the beauty of the Bays Mountain reservoir aboard a pontoon boat while the secrets of local aquatic animals are revealed.
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. **Please note that due to the coronavirus, barge rides are currently limited to 15 participants (plus program leader) for your health and safety.**
Barge ride times can be found on the calendar. 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.