Northwest of Knoxville is Lake City, or Rocky Top, Tennessee. The city’s relatively small size allows you and your pal to appreciate the beauty of Tennessee and avoid the crowds while still being able to enjoy the fur-iendly amenities of the surrounding areas. In case of emergency, both Animal Emergency & Specialty Center and Callahan Drive Animal Hospital are within half an hour’s reach.
The nearby Norris Dam forms the lake for which the city was named. The Norris Dam State Park is sure to be tail-wagging fun for man and his best friend. Features of the park include a walking trail, a campsite and two fur-iendly cabins for an overnight stay. Remember to bring a leash and doggy waste bags on this pawesome adventure.
Less than half an hour’s drive from Lake City are the Knoxville City Greenways, an extensive network of trails connecting rural and urban areas. The greenways pass Victor Ashe Park, which features the Dogwood Park. Appropriately named, the one-acre dog park is surrounded by a hardwood forest and provides an open space with doggy playground equipment for hours of fun. If your furry friend gets thirsty, there is a water fountain here especially for him. You and your pup are sure to have endless adventures in Lake City and surrounding areas!
If you live in Lake City, don’t despair because it doesn’t have any dog parks. If you drive only 25 miles, you’ll end up in the city of Knoxville. That makes you incredibly lucky because there are 7 dog parks in the city! There is something for everyone in Knoxville, so you’ll be able to find a dog park that can perfectly suit your needs, whatever they may be. Once you are done going to the park consider putting your pup on a leash and exploring the great city! Head downtown to find plenty of Fido-friendly eateries, like Cool Beans Bar and Grill and Rita’s Italian Ice.
Although the drive to Sevierville is nearly fifty miles, the day trip is worth it because it is home to Sevierville’s PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park. This park is loved by locals and visited by people from neighboring towns because of its grandeur. The Sevierville PetSafe Unleashed Park has two zones: one for small dogs and the other for large dogs. There is also a washing station in the park for all dogs as well as an agility training course. This gigantic park it everything that you and your dog could hope for! Trust us, you will have a wonderfurr time at this park!
Unfortunately the city of Somerset is approximately 100 miles away from Lake City, so it will take nearly two hours to get there. This city is home to one dog park, Huffaker’s Willow Park. This park is much more than simply a dog park. It has a playground for families, a multi-purpose field of lush green grass, and even a water attraction for children along with a full-sized dog park. The dog park is completely fenced in so your dog will be able to run around without a leash! Just make sure your pup is leashed if you decide to walk around the park.
If you drive a mere 70 miles from Lake City to Morristown, you will have access to the Lewis Morris Dog Park. This dog park is nothing short of pawtastic! This off-leash park has plenty of space for dogs to run and play in lush green grass. It also has fresh water and lighting fixtures so you can play with your dog in the park at night. Consider taking a picnic, a good book and some dog toys to really make a day out of it. You will have a pawsome day and your dog will love you forever!
Located approximately 65 miles from Lake City is the city of Crossville, home to the Crossville Dog Park. This dog park is unlike other dog parks because of its abundance of vegetation including flowers and shrubbery. It is an off-leash park so your dog will be able to run and play with abandon. Pack yourself a picnic and have a wonderful time with your prized pooch at the park! When you’re done at the park, consider walking around this picturesque city. Just make sure you take a leash with you if you decide to walk your pooch outside of the leashed park.