The 1,200-acre Harrison Bay State Park, with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline, was originally developed as a Tennessee Valley Authority recreation demonstration area in the 1930's. Its name is derived from a large bay at the main channel of the Tennessee River that covers the old town of Harrison, and the last Cherokee Campground. The parklands are of historic significance because the Cherokee Campground consisted of three villages which were ruled by one of the last great Cherokee Chieftains, Chief Joe Vann. This beautiful wooded park is a haven for campers, boaters and fishermen, as well as picnickers and other day-use visitors from Chattanooga and the surrounding tri-state area.

hiking
13 days ago

Easy, moderate length loop. Nice views of the water and even a couple of "beachy" areas just off trail.

hiking
15 days ago

Easy loop through the woods and around the waterfront. Small inclines and soft trail.

hiking
24 days ago

Great for trail running or very beginner mountain biking.

1 month ago

Beautiful and easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

very nice trail. 4. 4 miles. we will probably do this one again.

on Harrison Bay

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

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7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

A little muddy--wouldn't make the trek in tennis shoes. Flat. Nice views.

trail running
9 months ago

Great easy trail. The loop is only 4.5 miles. It was very muddy in spots. Nice views of the water. No restroom or water at the trailhead. A few distance markers. Will probably run this one again when were are in the area.

The trails and views were great. We saw about 4 deer. i just wish if they are going to measure the distance it would be posted better and more accurate and maybe a map at the beginning of the trail so you know which ways to go. But overall a great hike or bike ride.

10 months ago

I done my first 26.2 trail race here. This was the Run Amok half, Full Marathon,50k an 50miler. Great trail

11 months ago

11 months ago

This is a lot of fun for kids but the trail is pretty short and simple.

on Harrison Bay

hiking
11 months ago