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March 17, 2021.


  • Click the ETRC Calendar link for training dates.

  • Click here for information about Roane Regional Training Grounds

Roane Regional Industrial Park, Roane County, Tennessee
Pawnook Farm Road
Lenoir City, Tennessee

ETRC has permission from the Roane Alliance to use some 400 acres of mixed grass and woodlands for training. Karen Edwards and Jim Pearce, who own adjoining land, have also given permission for the use of their 1.1 acre deepwater pond for water work. This pond is a large oval with a flat deepwater entry at the dam, a shallow water entry at the opposite end, and steep entries on both sides.

The Roane Regional Land is available for organized training on any Saturday with advance notice. No live ammunition may be used, and only bumpers or farm raised ducks with proper identification may be used. Specific days for organized training will be announced on the Events Calendar, via e-mail or newsletter. Contact the ETRC Secretary to request training dates or to volunteer to lead trianing:

Karen Edwards -


From Knoxville: Take I-40 West towards Nashville, stay right on I-40 at the I-75/I-40 split. Go 4.1 miles. Take exit 364 for TN-95 toward U.S. 321 West/Lenoir City/Oak Ridge and turn right onto TN-95 at the end of the exit ramp. Go 4/10 mile and take the first left onto Buttermilk Road West. Go one mile. Take the 2nd right onto Sam Rayburn Parkway. Go 5/10 mile. Take the second left onto Pawnook Farm Road. Pass by a small tan block building with racing stripes on the right (Pegasus Technologies).

From Points East: Take I-40 East toward Knoxville. Take the exit "Industrial Park Road" Turn left onto Industrial Park Road and cross over the Interstate. Go 3/10 mile. Take the first right onto Buttermilk Road West into the Roane Regional business park. H. T. Hackney plant will be on your left. Go 1.2 miles. Turn left on Sam Rayburn Parkway. Go 5/10 mile. Take the 2nd left onto Pawnook Farm Road. Pass by a small tan block building with racing stripes (Pegasus Technologies) and take the next right onto a dirt/gravel road through the woods onto the property.

Agreement Summary:

  • This agreement can be revoked with a 30 day notice.

  • Users will keep property in good condition, not cut trees or bushes, and will keep the property free of ruts.

  • Users will not erect any buildings or structures (this does not apply to stick-in-the-ground blinds or canopies that will be used during the time we are using the property)

  • Users will not conduct activities in a noisy or disturbing manner which would constitute a nuisance. Use of live ammo is prohibited; poppers and bumper boys may be used.

  • The only ducks that may be used on the property are farm-raised ducks with the proper identification. Do not bring frozen hunted ducks from home!

  • Arrangements for organized training must be made by Wednesday of the week the property will be used. This will give the property liaison (Karen Edwards, time to contact the property owners to make sure that no other activities such as haying or sales visits are being made during the time ETRC wishes to use the site.