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TENNESSEE WILDLIFE VIEWING TRAIL » East Tennessee
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Kinser Park

Site Directions: From the Greene County Courthouse in downtown Greeneville, follow Main Street south out of town. It curves west at the bottom of the hill. At the outskirts of town take S.R. 70 south several miles, turn left at small blue sign for Kinser Park. Follow the small blue signs several miles, through several turns until you enter the park. A yellow sign announces the boat ramp and lake to right are not part of the park, but this is the best birding area. Also, continue past this sign to large blue water slide, turn left onto a gravel track and scan through the trees at the ponds on either side of the road.
Lat: 36.08965°N Long: -82.843394°W
Hours: daylight hours
Seasonality: year round, but late summer are best for birding
Fees: none

Site Description: The family oriented park is best birded from a canoe or kayaks. The still water allows the visitor to get up creeks and backwaters to view waterbirds that have dispersed following nesting.

Wildlife to Watch: In late summer a visitor may see Little Blue Heron (rare), White Ibis (rare), Great Egret, Solitary Sandpiper, and Green Heron among other waterbirds and open land birds.

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


For more information:

Birds of Kinser Park from eBird submissions


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