Learn more about Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium.
Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, TN, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art planetarium theater, animal habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles and an Adventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium also offers a wide variety of public programs throughout the year, from survival courses to guided tours. Visitors can take advantage of barge rides on the lake, reserve one of our picnic shelters or rental sites for a family, school, or corporate event and get up close and personal with some of our native animals during our nature programs.
Come explore Bays Mountain, and see why we have over 200,000 visitors a year!
Planetarium Program Fees: $5 per person
Barge rides $5 per person
Nature Programs $3 per person
Zip line: $10 per person
Public Program Group Rates:
Planetarium Theater Shows: $4 per person including children of all ages
Nature Programs: $2.00 per person
Private Program Group Rates:
(Private programs are available only if scheduled in advance.)
Planetarium Theater Shows: $250
Barge Rides: $150 (Limited to 25 people)
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