Audubon Acres

Located east of Chattanooga off of I-75, this beautiful sanctuary serves as the headquarters of the Chattanooga Audubon Society and provides a peaceful retreat in the middle of a vast suburban shopping and residential district.

The 132-acre Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary at Audubon Acres contains a rich diversity of plant and animal life. The property includes access to the South Chickamauga Creek, 5 miles of trails, a Visitor’s Center, gift shop, a timeline museum tracing the human habitation of the property, and structures that are significant to the area’s Native American History. Field trips and group tours are available.

Hiking | Running

Discover 5 miles of trails on 130 acres.  A swinging bridge carries visitors over South Chickamauga Creek to explore forest, riparian, wetland, meadow, and hilltop habitats.


Access to South Chickamauga Creek is available seasonally for paddling, swimming, and floating.  Picnic tables and a fire ring make a great setting for group gatherings.



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Hours and Cost

Open Daily: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: Adults $6, Seniors $5

Students $5 (with student ID)

Children (5-12) $3, under 5 Free

Pet Friendly



Audubon Acres

900 North Sanctuary Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421


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