Middle Fork Bottoms Summer Solstice

June 1, 2022

The West Tennessee River Basin Authority will be hosting their inaugural event at Middle Fork Bottoms Park called Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. 



Summer Solstice will feature many different activities, such as introduction to kayaking classes. The class times are 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, and participants are required to bring their own kayaks. Each class costs $65. For children, there will be a chalk-the-walk all day and a free music session with Little Folkies from 10:00 – 11:00 am. 


Keith Davis will be leading a yoga class for $15 at 10:00 am on the River Bridge, and he will be teaching the importance of mindfulness. From 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Crystal Brown will be leading a sound bath meditation class that will cost $22.


There will be guided golf cart tours of the park, and these will take place throughout the day from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Participants will see the whole park and learn more information about the history and future of Middle Fork Bottoms. 


To close out the event, the Jackson Road Runners Club will be hosting the Middle Fork Twilight 5K Run from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.


To sign up for any of the Summer Solstice activities, please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ACA62EA6F4C34-summer with the West Tennessee River Basin Authority.


Several booths and vendors will be at the event, such as Middle Fork Bottoms Friends Group, Fleet Feet, the Jackson Road Runners Club, West Tennessee Canoe and Kayak Club, and Visit Jackson, Tennessee. The Kona Ice Truck, Threshing Floor Bake Co., and TacoLima will be serving food and beverages throughout the day. 



Middle Fork Bottoms is an 850 acre recreational area. Its main purpose is to re-establish natural floodplains along the Forked Deer River. There are five lakes located throughout the park, including a training lake for labrador retrievers. Connecting all of these lakes are paved walkways for the park’s visitors that can be used for biking, running, and walking.


For more information, please contact Paige Keith at 731.217.9774 or email paige.keith@tn.gov.  Follow the Middle Fork Bottoms Instagram and Facebook accounts for any updates and more details about the event.