• Recreation

  • Oak Ridge offers a variety of indoor and outdoor sports activities including golf, disc golf, bowling, rowing, swimming, tennis, and soccer, to name a few.

    For more information about recreational activities and events, visit the Explore Oak Ridge webpage.

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  • The University of Tennessee Arboretum

    The Arboretum has 260 acres to explore with 800 species of plants in their natural habitat.


  • Oak Ridge Recreation & Parks

    Sixteen parks are strategically located throughout the city to be within one-half mile of each residential area. 


  • The Clinch River

    The Clinch River, which borders Oak Ridge, offers clear, naturally flowing water for boating and fishing enthusiasts.


  • Oak Ridge Rowing Association

    Melton Hill Lake is a top course for world-class rowing events. The Oak Ridge Rowing Association promotes the sport and teams from around the world use the course for Olympic training.


  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Oak Ridge is less than an hour from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation’s most-visited park, with miles of hiking trails and trout streams.


  • Big South Fork National Recreation Area

    Just 30 miles north is the less crowded Big South Fork National Recreation Area. And 60 miles south is the Ocoee River with world-class white-water rafting and kayaking courses used in the 1996 Olympic Games.