Harrison Bay State Park

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Activities

Boating

The park is a destination for water lovers and all types of boats and water recreation vehicles are allowed at the park. Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards can be rented seasonally. There is one free, public boat launch ramp located at the marina and another that is located at the Wolftever location off Highway 58. 

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Swimming

PLEASE NOTE: The swimming pool is only open on the weekends during August. The Olympic-sized pool is open 11 AM to 6 PM. Tickets are not sold after 5:45 PM. Admission is $5 per person and $2.50 for campers. Ages two and under are free with an adult admission. Pool passes are available for $80 for 40 visits. The pool has a diving board and a wading pool for children that is two feet deep. 

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Biking

The 4.5-mile Bay Point Loop is an easy to moderate biking and hiking trail that meanders along the shoreline. Popular with local bike clubs and individuals, the wide ttrail features several small climbs and great views of the lake.

Trail Length: 4.5 miles
Trail Rating: Intermediate

Birding

Harrison Bay is located on the largest open water area of Chickamauga Lake. Shorebirds, wintering waterfowl, Osprey, and Bald Eagles are frequently seen. A Bald Eagle nest is located on the golf course and is the site for the “Eagle Cam” for Tennessee State Parks.

Fishing

Harrison Bay offers access to TVA's Chickamagua Lake, an impoundment of the Tennessee River. With over 35,000 acres of lake accessible, there are many nearby islands and good fishing spots to explore. The park provides almost any type of fishing desired, whether by boat, bank, or the park’s ADA accessible pier. Bass, bluegill, shell cracker, crappie, catfish, gar and others are commonly caught. Valid TWRA Fishing License is required for ages 13 and older.

Golfing

The second Bear Trace course to open, Harrison Bay is destined to become a true classic in this collection designed by Jack Nicklaus. Located approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Chattanooga, the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay is surrounded by both water and heavily-wooded land, making an ideal setting for the course.

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Hiking

Bay Point Loop — 4.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Lakeshore Loop — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Fitness Loop — 0.5 Miles — Gravel — Easy