Harrison Bay State Park



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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The Harrison Bay swimming pool will open for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 26. 

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


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


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.


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. For more park and nearby birding locations, VIEW FLYER.