Booker T. Washington State Park


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Rates: $55 — $176 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change.

Booker T. Washington State Park has three picnic shelters/pavilions that may be reserved for your next event or gathering. The maximum capacity of each shelter is 60 people. The shelters are equipped with picnic tables, a grill and access to restrooms. Depending upon the shelter, access to a playground, an open recreation field, basketball court or a horseshoe pit are nearby.

Pavilion 1A

This pavilion is closest to the lake and contains a covered pit grill with vent and a horseshoe pit directly behind it. Rangers at Booker T. Washington State Park can provide you with the stakes and shoes for the game. This area provides a fun and open atmosphere as well as a beautiful view of Chickamauga Lake.

Pavilion 1B

This pavilion is also known as the concession area. Renovated in 2017, it also has a stove and refrigerator and serving area near by. Just below the pavilion is a full size basketball court with six goals.

Pavilion 2

Pavilion #2 is located in Recreation Area #2 at the hilltop overlooking the lake. Trees and vegetation mainly surround it and there are several outdoor tables nearby. There is a playground, restrooms, and open field for games located just across from the pavilion. This area provides guests with a more quiet and relaxing visit at Booker T. Washington State Park, as it is secluded from the main roadways.

Full day shelter reservations may be made online or by calling the park. If you are expecting more than 60 guests, you must contact the park office directly for reservation assistance.

Picnic shelters or pavilions may be reserved online up to one year in advance with a paid reservation fee. There is a $5 cancellation fee for picnic shelter or pavilion reservations cancelled eight days or more in advance of the reserved date. Reservations cancelled seven days or less in advance of the reserved date forfeit all paid fees.