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 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
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.
NOTE: Please refer to TWRA Hunting Guide about hunting seasons and public access dates. Access dates vary by site.
For more information:
Will Skelton Greenway
Submit your data to eBird and help us build a list of birds seen at this site. Forks of the River WMA is a hotspot.
Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas.