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Outdoor Chattanooga’s newsletter highlights the awesome outdoor activities happening in and around Chattanooga that will connect you to the outdoors and inspire you to come out and play with us! 

September 2021

September 2021

September 2021In honor of National Wildlife Day on September 4, we're highlighting the best places in the Chattanooga area to view wildlife in their natural habitats. National Wildlife Day was created in 2006 to honor the late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin -...

August 2021

August 2021

August 2021As summer comes to a close and the kids get ready to head back to school, we don't want you to forget to make time to get outside and play! We've got a lot of cool outdoor activities planned to keep everyone active and playful at heart. ***UPDATE: Archery...

July 2021

July 2021

July 2021 Summer is in full effect here in the Scenic City and we want to help you find creative ways to beat the heat! Check out our paddling guide in our July 2021 newsletter and start exploring Chattanooga's scenic waterways! We're also offering several paddling...

June 2021

June 2021

June 2021 We're shifting gears in June to offer lots of kayak programs to help you beat the incoming summer heat! From learning how to paddle your own boat on flatwater (Paddle Smart) to leisurely paced downriver and down creek kayak tours to a Pedal and Paddle...

May 2021

May 2021

May 2021What a difference a year makes! Last May we were quarantined at home trying to figure out how to navigate an uncertain world and an unknown virus. Graduations were canceled. People were laid off. Businesses, schools, and even the outdoors were closed. This...

April 2021

April 2021

April 2021 This year, April brings hope and a lot of programs! With COVID cases continuing to decline and vaccinations on the rise, there's hope that COVID is no longer a major threat to our community, and with that in mind, we feel confident offering outdoor programs...

March 2021

March 2021

March 2021 The arrival of March offers some light at the end of the long winter tunnel. It's the month we gladly give up an hour of sleep for Daylight Savings and welcome the beginning of Spring. Along with the promise of longer days and warmer weather, March kicks...

February 2021

February 2021

February 2021 February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the achievements of local black heroes and heroines. We invite you to celebrate by visiting one of the parks and outdoor spaces that highlights and honors black history, is named after influential...

January 2021

January 2021

January 2021 January is the peak of the annual Sandhill Crane Migration when thousands of these beautiful birds converge on the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Birchwood, Tennessee, just an hour from Chattanooga. If you haven't witnessed these elegant creatures in person,...

December 2020

December 2020

December 2020 Tis the season for holiday cheer, making spirits bright, and gift-giving but with COVID lingering longer than anyone would like, the holiday season is going to be different this year. We're offering up some non-traditional gift-giving ideas in this...

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September 2021

Ironman Chattanooga: Presented by McKee a Family Bakery

September 26

IRONMAN ChattanoogaIRONMAN Chattanooga is more than 144.6 miles. It’s a place where race and play band together to create an outdoor paradise. 

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Kayak Polo

Kayak Polo with Outdoor ChattanoogaTuesdays August and September 2021 at Warner Park Pool from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmKayak polo is a competitive game with the objective to pass a ball to teammates in order to advance the ball down the pool to ultimately score points in the other team's goal, similar to traditional water polo, soccer, and ultimate frisbee. These sessions are friendly for beginners as well as advanced kayakers. Due to the fast-paced nature of the game, all players…

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Learn to whitewater kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Program. This dynamic program provides formal and equipped kayak instruction to beginner and seasoned kayakers and aims to teach you how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III whitewater. Our instructors have years of experience teaching and are nationally certified. Attend an Introduction to Kayaking Skills Class to learn essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or pool. These classes are offered regularly throughout…

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Learn to whitewater kayak with Outdoor Chattanooga's Rapid Learning Whitewater Program. This dynamic program provides formal and equipped kayak instruction to beginner and seasoned kayakers and aims to teach you how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III whitewater. Our instructors have years of experience teaching and are nationally certified. Attend an Introduction to Kayaking Skills Class to learn essential skills and safe paddling techniques in the calm waters of the lake or pool. These classes are offered regularly throughout…

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Partner Program: Bridge Chattanooga

September 30 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Outdoor Chattanooga is providing a customized outdoor recreation program for the youth of Bridge Chattanooga.

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