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Forks of the River WMA

Site Directions: From I-40, take James White Pkwy Exit (388A) and stay to the left to continue on James White Parkway. Cross over the TN River and take the Sevier Ave./Hillwood Dr. Exit.

Turn Left onto Sevier Ave. (turns into Hillwood Dr.). Turn right onto Island Home Ave. (at bottom of the hill). Forks of the River WMA is just past the Ijams Nature Center on the left. Follow signs to the WMA.

Lat: 35.952572°N Long:-83.858632°W

Hours: day light hours

Seasonality: year-round

Fees: none

Site Description:  Forks of the River WMA has access to the Will Skelton Greenway (paved) that runs south out of Knoxville.

The WMA has mixed hardwood forests and crop fields with a cedar-lined dirt road just past the parking lot.

The greenway provides views of the river in many places.

Wildlife to Watch: Songbird migration can be excellent in the park along the greenway.

Deer and turkey may be seen year-round.

Sparrows are common in the hedgerows and old fields.

General wildlife viewing is excellent at this site, especially with the paved greenway access.

Forks of the River WMA

NOTE: Please refer to TWRA Hunting Guide about hunting seasons and public access dates.  Access dates vary by site. 

Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas. 

For more information:

TWRA WMAs Rules and Regulations

Forks of the River WMA - City of Knoxville web page