We will visit the River Bluff Small Wild Area on the TVA Norris Dam property.
The wildflower trail is a 3.4 mile moderate walk that is known for a spectacular array of spring wildflowers including yellow trout lilies, Celandine poppies, bloodroot, spring beauties and toothwort.
To reach the TVA River Bluff Small Wild Area, take the Lake City exit 128 off I-75 north of Knoxville. Follow U.S. Hwy. 441 past the Norris Dam State Park entrance on the left and continue approximately 3/4 mile to Dabney Road on the right. Turn onto Dabney Road, bear to the left and the Small Wild Area trailhead parking area is located approximately 3/4 mile from U.S. 441.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.
We will leave the church parking lot at 10 AM.
For those that prefer not to picnic, Clinch River Brewing Company is just below the dam with craft beer and food. Opens at noon.