Bays Mountain Dam Crew - 1917

History Features & Programs

The Bays Mountain Park Association volunteers who created this site also work closely with Park Staff to add history-related features and programs to the Park.

History Hikes & Presentations – find events on the Park website or Facebook page for our upcoming History programs. We currently offer history talks on Hikes, inside the Farmstead Museum, and on scenic Barge rides. Do you have a group or club that would like a special history talk just for you? Email us and we’ll make it happen!

Completed Projects:


  •  An earthen dam is being rebuilt at the Ledbetter site which will allow the original pond to form again
  • “Daffodil” history panels on the Azalea Trail and also in Front Hollow
  • A “Moonshine” history panel
  • Several “homesite” signs to indicate who lived at each homesite

Coming soon? Other projects being considered include:

  • A Fire Tower history panel
  • An 1800s homestead exhibit located on an actual home foundation
  • We’ve found evidence of an old trail/road that ran from Azalea Trail and crossed over River Mountain to the Netherland/Old Kingsport area

And remember: To help us develop more History Features & Programs at Bays Mountain Park, please DONATE!