Ijams Nature Center Rules

So all may enjoy their visit:

  • Please stay on the trails
  • Use caution near steep slopes and water
  • Please don’t pick, remove or add plants/wildlife
  • Animals/pets must be leashed at all times (Knox County Leash Law)
  • No private boats in Mead’s Quarry Lake (boat rentals only)
  • No jumping off rocks
  • No diving in swimming area
  • No grills or open fires, fireworks or bonfires
  • No balloons, confetti, silly string or glitter
  • No loud music
  • No paintball games
  • No skateboarding
  • Mountain bikes may be used only on designated trails
  • Road bikes may be used only on paved trails or greenway
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed unless provided by an Ijams-approved vendor and consumed within designated areas
  • Firearms, including handguns, are prohibited in all buildings at Ijams Nature Center. Handguns carried by handgun permit holders are allowed on the grounds; all other firearms are prohibited

Thank you.