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.
The Harrison Bay swimming pool is Olympic-sized, L-shaped pool features one low dive and a wading pool for children.
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.
Trails range from easy to moderate. Explore the shoreline on the 4.5 mile multiuse loop trail. The 1.5 mile wooded nature loop offers some steep inclines and the 0.5 mile walking trail tracks through native grassland.
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.
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.
Harrison Bay is located on the largest open water area of Chickamauga Lake. Shorebirds, wintering waterfowl, osprey, and bald eagles are frequently seen.