Bays Mountain Recreation area offers a unique picnic area with several amenities. We can accommodate your group picnics, birthday parties or if you just need a place to get away and dip your toes in the creek we have a spot for you. We offer covered picnic shelters, playgrounds, a softball field, basketball court, three volleyball courts, several shuffle board courts and horseshoe pits. 


Picnic Shelter Reservations: Picnic shelters can be reserved in person at the Recreation office in the Toy F. Reid Employee Center or by calling ext. 3771 (423-229-3771).  Must have reservation to access. Reservations will be accepted beginning the first business day of January each year. (Must be a Eastman Recreation Club Member to reserve)  Physical Address:  404 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660

Picnic shelters will open March 20, 2020 and will close Nov. 7, 2020.  No access is allowed after the close date.

There are two time periods per day to select from, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Shelter reservations are limited to only one time period and one shelter per day for the same group. You are responsible for clean-up of your shelter area when your event has ended. Please follow all guidelines.

Picnic Shelters:  All shelters have outdoor grills, lights, benches, and electrical outlets.


Unit Size:

Unit Number

Seating Accommodations

Small Picnic Units:

2, 6 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 24, 26, 45 and 47

These units have one table and will accommodate 8 to 16 people.

Medium Picnic Units:

1, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 44, and 46

These units have two tables and will accommodate 16 to 30 people.

Large Picnic Units:

5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 27, 28, 30, 38, 40, 42, and 43

These units have four tables and will accommodate 32 to 75 people.

Extra Large Picnic Unit:


Number 9 has seven tables and will accommodate 56 to 100 people.


For the most comfort, bring your lawn chairs to seat more than the minimum listed above for each unit.

Camping:  Visit our Camping Club section

Eastman Lodge: The Eastman Lodge is reserved for company business, division & departmental parties, recreation clubs and approved professional societies. It is not available for private use.

Two Comfort Stations: Rest room facilities with water fountain. Bagged ice is available at comfort station #1 at a nominal price. Please do NOT take ice from the park.

Recreation Equipment: Equipment can be obtained from the caretaker. Your recreation pass is required to check out equipment.



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