Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville teamed up with River Sports to take advantage of the little-used Meads Quarry Lake. Three years later, people are flocking to the area and business is booming.
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00:00 Spot Knoxville is growing more and more popular every year
00:03 meets Corey draws people looking for new and fun experience in
00:06 south Knoxville and three years ago river sports teamed up with
00:10 -- nature center to provide a way to play on the
00:12 water. Reporter Jeff mom walked to the trip down there today
00:15 to see what keeps bringing people land. Whether from word of
00:20 mouth. I just heard more and more people talk about it.
00:24 My friend and I can town wanted to check it out
00:26 yourself. More from just noticing it on a daily night we
00:29 actually came Thursday -- -- around and saw that -- bottom
00:32 weren't so we just came back. Decent and you rip. Sports
00:36 had created quite a following sometimes so busy they have a
00:39 waiting list. -- over the fourth of July we can. We
00:43 were so busy that we had people backed up to that
00:47 the dumpsters. Waiting in line to begin on the water to
00:51 do paddle boarding. Some people are just trying to activities for
00:55 the first time and some are avid customers. -- -- I
00:58 have great weekend as it's been for the whole damn name
01:01 has and I felt my baby human build up on the
01:04 -- where I can -- and everything. A lot of foot
01:07 traffic -- hit the tranquil waters helping river sports science and
01:11 also the beer market who sets up shop on site. We
01:14 have a lot of sales especially. It's doing and we can
01:18 cystic. During a recess it's beautiful to be right downtown and
01:21 on the lot bash. And it's just people in my neck.
01:25 And it can see how good he's really cut tonight and.
01:27 The -- welcoming the new trends and so was river sports
01:31 I don't know if it's it's the you know activity at
01:34 the adventure. The newness I don't know what it was but
01:38 we did in one day what they did three years ago
01:41 for the entire year given a new look to your life.
01:44 No matter how you hear about it -- -- fox 4310
01:47 o'clock news. Rivers. Ports offers kayaks and paddle boards of the
01:51 Corey today through Labor Day and they'll rent as long as
01:55 the weather permits.