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Ijams Nature Center

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  • Size

    276.74 acres

Contact Information

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Description

Knoxville's very own wildlife sanctuary just minutes from downtown, Ijams provides more than 300-acres of beautiful, gently sloping woodlands flowing southward from the Tennessee River and contains an array of habitats and exhibits, a museum store, miles of natural trails, the Navitat Canopy Adventure, a climbing crag, and access to a quarry lake and the river for paddling and fishing activities.

Ijams also encompasses Ross Marble Quarry and Mead’s Quarry Lake, remnants of Knoxville’s history featuring unique natural elements. The paved Will Skelton Greenway connects Ijams to Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area, and the Quarry trails connect Ijams to Marie Myers Park.

Allowed Activities
Birdwatching
Wildlife Watching
Guided Tours
Self Guided Tours
Canoeing
Kayaking
Stand-up Paddling
Mountain Biking
Fishing
Swimming
Rock Climbing
Hiking
Trail Running
Dog Walking
Fishing
Good For
Families
Dogs
Wheelchairs
Rules & Regulation
Dogs On Leash