With its varied landscape and mature, protected ecosystem, Oak Ridge is a bird lovers paradise. More than 200 species reside here throughout the year. The self-guided brochure features five primary locations open to the public year-round.

Download the Oak Ridge Birdwatching brochure – (Requires Adobe Reader – download now)

Golf Course

Centennial Golf Course
101 Centennial Blvd., Oak Ridge
(865) 483-2291, 18/71

Oak Ridge Country Club
150 Gum Hollow Road, (865) 483-1031, 18/72

Light Hiking & Biking Trails

Haw Ridge Park
Edgemore Road
contact Parks & Recreation Dept., (865) 425-3450


Melton Lake Greenway
Melton Lake Drive
contact Recreation & Parks Dept., (865) 425-3450

North Ridge Trail
West Outer Drive
contact Recreation & Parks Dept., (865) 425-3450

Oak Ridge Greenways
Contact Recreation & Parks Dept., (865) 425-3450


University of Tennessee Arboretum
901 South Illinois Ave.,
(865) 483-3571

East Tennessee Wildflowers and Hiking Trails

Norris Watershed Hiking and Riding Trails

TVA Rivers & Lakes

Clinch River
Flowing from Norris Dam, the Clinch River is one of the best trout fishing areas in the U.S.

Melton Hill Lake
Nationally recognized as the home of the Oak Ridge rowing course, Melton Hill offers 173 miles of shoreline for boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing and other outdoor activities.

Norris Lake
Scenic Beauty, marinas, campgrounds, house boat rentals, hiking and horseback riding make Norris Lake’s 800 miles of shoreline an all-inclusive sportsman’s paradise.

Watts Bar Lake
Scenic Watts Bar Lake provides 783 miles of shoreline for a wide variety of water recreation, including boating, fishing, swimming and camping.


Oak Ridge Rowing Course / Oak Ridge Rowing Association
Melton Hill is nationally know as one of the best 2,000 meter rowing courses in the U.S. Every March – April, thousands of rowers join us for Spring Training. The Oak Ridge Rowing Association also hosts a number of regatta’s including SIRA, Lexus Mid-Central and the Scholastics. Oak Ridge is one of only three cities to host the USRowing National Championships since 1983.

Riding: ATV, Motor Cycles, Jeeps, 4x4s, Rail-buggies, and more.

Coal Creek OHV Area
Coal Creek Mining and Manufacturing Company

Windrock ATV Club

State Parks

Norris Dam State Park
Hwy 441, Lake City
(865) 426-7461 or (800) 543-9335

Frozen Head State Park
Off Hwy. 62, east of Wartburg
(423) 346-3318