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Big Soddy Gulf

The Big Soddy Creek Gulf area, called the “Gulf” by locals, is a pristine, 285 acre wilderness area located about a half an hour north of Chattanooga.

The Gulf offers hiking trails, mountain and gorge views, natural habitats, waterfalls, flora, wildlife, and rock formations along Big Soddy Creek.

An easy 1.2 mile hike along the creek takes you to the confluence of Board Camp Creek and Big Soddy, where a blue hole and open recreation area provide opportunities for swimming and picnicking.

Activity Type

Day hiking, swimming, off road bicycling (family friendly), ADA access (3rd Saturdays, Apr. – Oct.)

Activity Difficulty

Family friendly, easy walking and bicycling.

Related Activities

Picnicking, swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga

22.4 miles | 25 minutes

GPS Coordinates

35.301856, -85.166209

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Sunrise to Sunset


No. Practice Leave No Trace

Public Camping


Campfire prohibited


Yes, leashed and please pick up waste.

In Case of Emergency

Dial 911

Contact Information

City of Soddy-Daisy
9835 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, Tn 37379

Big Soddy Gulf Website

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