With 173 miles of shoreline, Melton Lake Park is the perfect location for an outdoor adventure. Strike up a sand volleyball match or cool off in the water beside picturesque shorelines that are ideal for SUP (stand-up paddle boards), kayaks, and pedal boats. The lake, located on the eastern edge of Oak Ridge, is also known as one of the best 2,000-meter rowing venues in America.
If you want to take a break from the water, there is a peaceful 5.6-mile waterfront greenway great for walking, running, and biking. Other family-friendly amenities include a volleyball court, sheltered picnic tables, playground, and pavilion.
Groups can rent the waterfront pavilion for four hours for $60 or eight hours for $100. To reserve the pavilion, you must mail an application (available online) to the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department.