River Bluff Wildlife Area

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
[email protected]
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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More info available at knoxurbanwilderness.com

• 68.7 acres
• scenic view
• unpaved trail
• Parking: 8
Explore the trail on Google Trekker Street View
City Council District: 1
River Bluff Wildlife Area

1050 Cherokee Trail
Knoxville, TN 37920

South Knoxville

Directions: From downtown, take the Henley Street bridge south to Chapman Highway; turn right on Blount Avenue; turn right onto Clancy Avenue; turn left onto Scottish Pike; turn left onto Carls Lane; turn left onto Cherokee Trail.  Entrance to the area is on the right.  Cars may park in the gravel area directly next to the road.

River Bluffs
Scenic view of downtown Knoxville and the Tennessee River from the River Bluff overlook

The 68.7 acres River Bluff Wildlife Area includes a nice wide walking path that leads you to several walking trails. Follow these trails to a scenic view of the City's skyline, small and large lakes, and more!

The area was donated to the City of Knoxville in December 2015 from Legacy Parks Foundation. Legacy Parks Foundation preserved this tract through a conservation easement after raising $1.5 million. 
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Explore the trails at River Bluff Wildlife Area on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2014)


1.) For the protection of our park and the safety of its users, the following are prohibited:
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No open fires
  • No hitting golf balls anywhere in the park
  • No motorized vehicles in park
  • No equestrian activity
2.) Per city ordinance, all animals must be maintained on a leash.
3.) Please be respectful of other trail users
4.) Please help to keep our parks beautiful by disposing trash in proper receptacles.
5.) Hours - Open dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.