The Karns Lions Pool is closed for the season.
We'll see you Memorial Day weekend 2024.
Check Facebook on bad weather days for updates on hours.
***The pool has a new gunite surface, which has a fine grit to prevent slipping. Young kids have tender skin and may want to wear water shoes or socks, especially if they are going to be in the water for several hours. We don't want raw toes.
Pool phone: (865) 691-2947
(voicemail not monitored in the off-season or outside regular pool hours)
Location: 6618 Beaver Ridge Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931
The Karns Pool is a public community pool and doesn't require a membership to visit. It has a ramp with hand rails for accessibility.
We have picnic tables, but do not provide lounge chairs. Feel free to bring your own camping/lounge chairs. You may bring your own canopy, not to exceed 10'x10'.
CASH IS PREFERRED. Please pay with cash if possible.
A 3% convenience fee will be added to all in-person credit card transactions (dip/swipe/tap). This includes concessions.
Minimum $8 purchase to use a credit card.
We will NOT ACCEPT DEBIT CARDS in 2023 (even if processed as credit).
We can't accept pre-paid credit cards either.
Daily Admission Cash Price (+3% credit card convenience fee)
Adults 12 and older: $7.50 cash, $7.73 credit
Military & Senior 55+: $6.50 cash, $6.70 credit
Children 3 thru 11: $4.00 cash, $4.12 credit
Children under 3: Free with a paid adult
10-Visit Punch Cards Cash Price ( +3% credit card service fee)
Adults 12+: $70 cash, $72.10 credit
Children 3-11: $37.50 cash, $38.63 credit
(punch cards can be shared within a group by making multiple punches in a visit)
Season Passes - Must be members of same household
Cash/Check Price (+3% credit card service fee)
1 person - $90.00 cash/check, $92.70 credit
2 people - $150.00 cash/check, $154.50 credit
3 people - $200.00 cash/check, $206.00 credit
4 people - $230.00 cash/check, $236.90 credit
5 people - $260.00 cash/check, $267.80 credit
*Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by someone at least 16 years old.
PRIVATE PARTY BOOKINGS WON'T BE AVAILABLE AGAIN UNTIL SOMETIME IN MAY 2024. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Private parties may be scheduled from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tue-Sun.
A 3% service fee will be added to all in-person credit card in person transaction. NO DEBIT CARDS!!
Scroll down for online reservations after reading this section.
Party Pricing 2023 Season Cash Price When Booking In-Person
3% credit card transaction fee for in person credit card transactions)
Online Self-Booking w/ online booking convenience fee.
Price of party is based on all attendees and not just swimmers. If booking online, select correct party size from the drop down menu.
Outside food and drink is allowed. NO CANS OR GLASS. NO ALCOHOL allowed. We reserve the right to terminate the party if you bring alcohol.
No confetti. No water balloons. Use only painters/masking tape. No scotch or boxing tape.
You may start setting up around 6:15 when lifeguards have finished cleaning.
In the event of severe weather forecast during your scheduled time, you may consult with a pool manager by 5pm that day and receive a refund. If you choose to proceed with the party, there will be no refunds even if party is a storm-out. Managers also reserve the right to cancel if they feel weather will be too severe.
By booking a party, you confirm you've read and agree to these and all general pool rules on this page.
Last rule: Have fun, relax and enjoy the water!
DAYTIME CANOPY PARTY BOOKINGS WON'T BE AVAILABLE AGAIN UNTIL SOMETIME IN MAY 2024. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
We provide a reservation-only 10x20 canopy with 2 picnic tables in the grassy area.
Scroll down for online reservations after reading this section. Parties can be booked in person during regular pool hours starting May 27.
A 3% convenience fee will be added to in-person credit card purchases. NO DEBIT CARDS accepted.
Cost: $25 cash/check
Internet self-booking with online convenience fee: $26.06
You must still pay regular admission prices for all attendees (you can buy a 10-visit adult or child punch cards at a discount and use one punch for each guest).
Due to some canopy hosts not tracking the number of guests or leaving without everyone paying admission, please provide a list of names of anyone whose admission you will pay. The gate can track an accurate number as people arrive. Anyone not on the list will be asked to pay their own admission upon entry.
You may come early or stay after end of reserved time, but canopy area will only be available during your 3 hour reservation window.
Outside food and drink is allowed. Do not bring cans or glass. No alcohol allowed.
Online reservations must be made 1 week prior. Can't cancel online within 2 weeks of reserved date, but you may contact pool directly and they will schedule/cancel at their discretion within this window up to 48 hours prior.
In the event of severe weather for much of the day, the pool will close. Check our Facebook page for updates. You will receive a full refund if pool closes before your reserved time. If you are concerned about projected severe weather, contact pool manager before reserved time. No refunds once space is occupied or if you simply don't show up when pool is open.
By booking a party, you agree to abide by canopy party terms and general rules.
Most importantly, you must agree to have fun and relax.
Daycares and summer camps may schedule trips to the Karns Pool. Please text Karen at 865-216-5437 for more information and to reserve dates and times.
Your support and contributions will enable us to pay down loans for necessary pool repairs & codes updates already made, as well as fund additional repairs that will be needed soon. Your generous donation helps maintain this non-profit community pool for the next generation. We are solely funded by pool admission/concession sales and charitable donations.
You can contribute via the PayPal link below or use our GoFundMe.