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Legacy Parks Treasure — Fort Dickerson Park is part of the 1,000-acre Knoxville Urban Wilderness Corridor championed by Legacy Parks Foundation. We invite you to become a Friend of Legacy Parks where your donations help us build trails and expand this unique urban playground! Teamed up with Ijams, AMBC, TWRA along with the City and County of Knoxville, we are developing the 1,000-acre Urban Wilderness Corridor, that when completed, will connect ten parks, feature thirty miles of recreational trails, three civil war forts, historic settlement sites, and diverse ecological features and recreational amenities. Keep your donations coming and help us continue to grow Knoxville's uniquely urban playground!

The 0.4-mile crushed gravel (chatt) surface of the Fort Dickerson Greenway strolls through the forest canopy and terminates at the deep pool of turquoise water surrounded by quarry walls that soar seventy-feet above the pool. A 0.5-mile loop trail (chatt) wanders along the length of the cliffs offering several viewing spots from the north side of the quarry. The greenway is flat except for the loop that climbs alongside lengths of the cliffs. The 2.5 miles of natural trails can be accessed from the greenway.

There are 2 parking areas at the Augusta Avenue entrance. Users that want to walk the graveled greenway or get on the trails may find the first parking area convenient while those needing direct access to the quarry can travel the 0.4 mile gravel road to park near the quarry. Over the next few years, other improvements will include restrooms, a dock, a concession stand and lockers for kayaks and canoes.

Note that alcoholic beverages and jumping off the cliffs into the quarry waters are not allowed! There is a guard on duty to enforce these regulations. Quarry park hours are from 10 am to 8 pm during the summer months.

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Fort Dickerson Greenway Map

Green line: greenway
Brown line: natural trail
City of Knoxville Greenway map
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