The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency has planned a Sunflower Festival at their Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area for Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. TWRA will provide an interpretive talk at 10:30, and live bluegrass music from “Roundup” at 11. Legacy Parks and representatives from the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club will lead hikes to see the sunflowers at 9:30 and noon.
Forks of the River is located just south of Ijams Nature Center off McClure Lane. It incorporates a large part of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. The Whaley Trail, which borders the river from the Will Skelton Greenway and the edge of Forks of the River to the parking area at Burnett Creek Road, are exempt from the new high impact user fees.
For more information, please contact the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency.