Bigfoot AdventureWith over 500 acres of forests, fields, and trails atop the Cumberland Plateau, Bigfoot Adventure and Baggenstoss Farm offers something for everyone just 45 minutes outside Chattanooga. The expansive grounds boast a world-class tree canopy tour and outdoor adventure park. Thrill-seekers can soar through the air and over ponds on 8 different ziplines! Challenge your friends and family to a game of disc golf on the 9-hole disc golf course that will take you on a wild trip through their expansive grounds. They also offer RV and tent camping and hiking trails on their property.
Camp Jordan Park
Located in the town of East Ridge, Camp Jordan Arena and Park has a variety of recreational opportunities available to the public. Prior to becoming a park, the land was used as pasture and farmland and known to locals as "The Crow Farm" until the City of East Ridge purchased the property in 1975, recognizing a need for a larger recreational facility.
Development began with 2 ball fields in 1978 and has grown into present day Camp Jordan Park with 13 baseball / softball fields, 9 soccer fields (with more on the way), a 2-mile paved walking/biking path, a fishing pond, a disc golf course, hiking trails, creek access for paddling, 2 picnic pavilions, an amphitheater, RV campground, and a 34,000 sq ft arena with indoor soccer courts and exhibition space.
Camp Jordan Park boasts an 18-hole Disc Golf Course. The long and wooded course spans the entire length of the park, making it one of the largest disc courses in the region. The 18 holes include open fields as well as densely wooded areas to enhance both the beauty and the challenge of the course. Top tournaments have been held here.
The paved path at Camp Jordan will soon connect with the South Chickamauga Greenway through the Brainerd Levee to the Tennessee Riverwalk at Lost Mound Dr.
The creek allows for some flatwater leisure paddling options to downstream trips that require a self-shuttle. Check out our South Chickamauga Creek page for more info. Please note that water levels fluctuate and should be checked before going out. Always wear a life jacket!
Hours and Cost
Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset
Yes, on leash
City of East Ridge Parks and Rec
323 Camp Jordan Parkway
East Ridge, TN 37412
City of East Ridge Community Center
1517 Tombras Ave.
Parks and Recreation Director
Carver Youth and Family Development CenterThe City of Chattanooga’s Carver Youth and Family Development (Recreation) Center has a 9-hole disc golf course around their outdoor walking track. The inner city course is mostly flat and lightly wooded with a nice mix dual tees. Check in at the center to register to play.The paved walking path meanders through and circles an open field behind the center. The path also serves as a great place for kids to ride bikes. Popular bike routes and dedicated bike lanes can be found nearby on Orchard Knob Ave., 14th St., 11th St., Willow St., McCallie Ave., and MLK.
Chester Frost County Park
Located 25 minutes from Chattanooga, Chester Frost County Park contains a power boat launch, boat docks and ramps, a swimming beach, fishing piers, group picnic facilities, an indoor pavilion, dsic golf course, and a developed campground for RV, tent, and group camping on the shores of Chickamauga Lake. The Park is operated by Hamilton County and the facility hosts fishing tournaments, competitive events, and the annual Hamilton County Fair each September.
There are 188 RV campsites with water and electrical hookups and a limited number that can accommodate RV’s up to 65ft. There is one centralized dumping station and several bathhouses. There are only 82 sites available during the winter months and tent camping is also available.
Located on Chickamauga Lake, the waters around Chester Frost host abundant sport fish like white crappie, bluegill, white bass, channel and blue catfish, largemouth bass, and sauger.
Chester Frost’s location also allows easy access by paddle craft to adjacent sloughs and marshes for anglers and wildlife watchers.
The 18 hole disc golf course on Dallas Bay is great for families to give the sport a try while enjoying the other amenities the park has to offer.
Hours and Cost
Cost: Varies based on campsite amenities and length of stay.
Yes, on a leash. However, pets not allowed on the beach.
2277 N. Gold Point Circle North
Hixson, TN 37343
Cloudland CanyonCloudland Canyon is a 3,488 acre Georgia State Park located near Trenton, GA on Lookout Mountain, just 45 minutes southwest of Chattanooga. The park features some of the most spectacular scenery on the Cumberland Plateau and the rugged geology of the trail system includes multiple waterfalls, 1000 ft sandstone cliffs, and multiple caves to explore. The park boasts over 64 miles of hiking/running trails, along with 30 miles of mountain biking trails at the 5 Points Recreation Area that can be accessed via the Cloudland Canyon Connector Trail (CCT).This Georgia State Park is a great weekend destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels including day hikers, backpackers, horseback riders, cavers, mountain bikers, disc golfers, and campers. The park offers every type of overnight camping experience possible! Choose from fully-equipped and comfortable Cottages, quirky Yurts to several different types of Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites including Walk-In Campsites and Backcountry Campsites.
The park’s 18-hole disc golf course features moderately hilly, open and wooded fairways with concrete tee pads and DISCatcher holes. The intermediate level fairways range from 192 to 347 feet long. The park also includes wild caves for touring during select months of the year, a fishing pond, 16 miles of horseback riding trails, picnic grounds, group shelters, a playground and numerous interpretive programs.
Hours and Cost
Park Daily, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Office Weekdays, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Interpretive Center Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $5 day use/parking fee Camping, cave tours, disc golf costs vary Annual passes available
Yes, on leash
Cloudland Canyon State Park 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road Rising Fawn, GA 30738 Park 706-657-4050 Reservations 800-864-7275
Jack Mattox Recreation CenterThe Jack Mattox Recreation Complex is located in Ringgold, GA, a few miles south of downtown Chattanooga, off of I-75. The 9-hole course is beginner friendly, lightly wooded, and a great option for junior players.
Situated on 375 wooded acres in McDonald, TN, 30 minutes from Chattanooga, the Johnston Woods Retreat Center is a serene base camp for outdoor adventures. They specialize in hosting retreats, weddings, and camps, offering a variety of lodge and cabin rentals for large groups.
The property contains a small lake, a disc golf course, and a multi-use singletrack trail system for mountain biking, trail running and hiking. There are two separate loop trails off the main parking area totaling 4.2-miles. The lower 1.3-mile loop trail is Easy, the upper 2.9-mile loop trail is Moderate, both are well-marked and a nice (re)treat for all skill levels.
The disc golf course is a short course, open to the public Monday - Thursday from noon to sunset. The weekends are reserved for retreat use.
Portland ParkThe City of Chattanooga’s Portland Park is located at the base of Signal Mountain where Suck Creek Road heads west to the Tennessee River Gorge. The small, 9 hole course is open but features trees in play on all holes. A couple of tunnel shots add challenge.
The SinksThe Sinks is Chattanooga’s signature disc golf course. It is maintained by the Chattanooga Flying Disc Club.
The tight, technical 18-hole course features heavily wooded fairways with very little elevation change other than the sinkholes that give the course its name. A variety of shots are required to enjoy this course.