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Meads Quarry

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Located within Ijams Nature Center’s 315-acre wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness; 25-acre, 80 foot deep quarry lake offers fishing, paddling and swimming; 10 miles of natural trails wander through the rugged terrain at Ross Marble and Meads Quarries, past unique rock formations and scenic overlooks.

Seasonal kayak, SUP and bicycle rentals available from River Sports Outfitters.

Connects: Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Ijams Nature Center, Will Skelton Greenway

Park Map

Park Information

Location & Contact

South

Nature Center: 2915 Island Home Ave.
Quarry Parking: 3518 Island Home Pike

Ijams Nature Center website

865-577-4717

Features & Amenities

Trails, Greenway, Hiking, Cycling, Running, Fishing, Paddling, Swimming, Climbing, Zip-Line, Picnic, Shelter, Restrooms, Accessible, Bike and Boat Rentals during summer months

Park Size

315 acres

Greenway and Trails

Paved Trails: 3.57 + .25 miles

Natural Trails: 12.3 miles

Difficulty: easy to moderate

Hours of Operation

Open Sunrise to Sunset

Resources

Trail Map

Urban Wilderness Map

Bicycling

Bicycling

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Birding

Birding

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Disc Golf

Disc Golf

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Fishing

Fishing

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Hiking

Hiking

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Paddling

Paddling

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

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Running / Walking

Running / Walking

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Skateboarding

Skateboarding

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

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