Adventure Outdoors ~ Oak Ridge ~ 865-680-1516
Whether you have a few hours or all day, they have everything you need to explore Oak Ridge by waterway or trail. Now renting bikes for adults and children, single and double kayaks, and trikes.
Anderson County Park ~ Andersonville ~ 865-494-9352
Boaters, fishermen, campers and nature walkers will enjoy the Park’s 196 acres of camp sites, a swimming area, playgrounds, walking and hiking trails, and much more.
Bird Watching Trails ~ Oak Ridge ~ 800-887-3429
More than 200 species reside in Oak Ridge. The self-guided tour features locations open to the public year-round. Map available.
Clinch River ~ 800-524-3602
Many experienced anglers who have fished the premier trout waters of the United States consider the Clinch River tailwater to be one of the finest trout fisheries in the country. Flowing from Norris Dam, 13 miles to Clinton, the Clinch is home to Rainbow and Brown Trout, the state record Brown Trout was caught in the Clinch. Guide services and maps available.
Haw Ridge Park- ~ Oak Ridge ~ 865-425-3450
Explore 25 miles of hiking, mountain biking, running, and Nordic skiing trails, with access for canoeing. Maps available.
Little Ponderosa Zoo ~ Clinton ~ 865-457-5536
This “hands-on zoo” is the perfect place for animal lovers of all ages to see your typical farm yard animals and exotic animals. Enjoy pony rides, the petting zoo and the barnyard nursery. There are also event areas, programs for groups and a pavilion near the pond for picnic lunches.
Melton Hill Lake ~ 800-887-3429
With 173 miles of shoreline, Melton Hill is a popular attraction for boating, fishing, swimming, and boasts a world-renowned rowing course. The shoreline also has a greenway with a 7 mile trail great for bicycling, walking, running and skating. Melton Hill is home to muskies, the “fish of 10,000 casts,” as well as large and smallmouth bass, white and black crappie, bluegill, walleye, yellow perch, and numerous other fish.
Norris Dam ~ 800-524-3602
The first dam built by the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1936 for flood control, to bring efficient electrical power to East Tennessee and for recreation, Norris Dam is 265 feet high and stretches 1,860 feet across the Clinch River. Visitors can enjoy the views of the mountains and valley surrounding the dam at the overlooks, trails and information center.
Norris Dam State Park ~ Rocky Top ~ 865-426-7461
The Park’s 4,000 acres of virgin forest and scenic nature trails surround Norris Dam and overlooks Norris Lake. It has deluxe and rustic cabins, camping areas, a full service marina, a recreation area with a swimming pool, game room, tennis courts and volleyball court. Primitive camping is available for groups. Join the park rangers throughout the year for nature and history programs.
Norris Lake ~ 800-524-3602
Recreation awaits you on Norris Lake, where the mountains meet the water. With 800 miles of shoreline, there always seems to be a secluded cove waiting for you. So whether you are fishing, camping, boating, or simply enjoying the picturesque shoreline, you are sure to be satisfied with the Lake and the many marinas, free launch facilities, restaurants, cabins, motels, houseboats and campgrounds.
Fifty-six different species of fish call Norris Lake home including bass, crappie, walleye and striper.
Guide services available.
Norris Watershed Hiking and Riding Trails ~ Norris ~ 800-524-3602
Experience spectacular views of Norris Lake as you hike, bike ride or horseback ride over 20 miles of woodland trails that meander through the watershed and the adjacent Norris Dam State Park. Maps available.
Oak Ridge Greenways ~ 865-425-3450
Enjoy eleven greenways totaling 48 miles (easy to moderate) designed for pedestrians, bicyclists, and skaters. Maps available.
Oak Ridge Rowing Association ~ 865-482-6538
From the NCAA Women’s Championship Regatta to the Masters, this 2,000 meter rowing course on Melton Hill Lake is nationally known as one of the premier spots for rowing and kayaking.
Playful City USA ~ 865-425-3450
Oak Ridge is a Playful City! Visit one of the many parks and playgrounds in the community. Cedar Hill Park was built by a community effort in 2011, and is more colorful and fun than ever.
Savage Gardens ~ Rocky Top ~ 865-426-6495
Visit this 30 acre garden of many rare wildflowers and towering limestone rock formations to explore. Open March, April and May
University of Tennessee Arboretum ~ Oak Ridge ~ 865-483-3571
Four trails covering 250 acres featuring 2,500 plant specimens including 800 species of trees, shrubs and flowering plants.
Windrock Park ~ Oliver Springs ~ 865-435-1251
Seventy-two thousand acres and 300 miles of trails for off-road vehicles, dirt and mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking. Windrock Park is the perfect place to see the 262 foot windmill farm. Maps, guides, cabins, camping facilities and ATV rentals available
Carl Yearwood Disc Golf Course ~ Oak Ridge ~ 865-425-3450
This is a challenging but short Par 3 disc golf course. This course has tee signs, access to a water fountain, restrooms, and there are two different basket locations and tee lengths on each hole.
Groves Park at South Hills ~ Oak Ridge ~ 865-425-3450
This is an 18-hole disc golf course with four tee lengths on each hole to provide a fun challenge for beginners, intermediate players, advanced players, and professionals.
Tennessee Centennial Golf Course ~ Oak Ridge ~ 865- 483-2291
This challenging public course offers 18 holes nestled in the rolling ridges and valleys of East Tennessee. The course also has a full service practice facility to perfect your game.