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Booker T. Washington State Park

Chickamauga Lake, which begins 8 miles east of Chattanooga above Chickamauga Dam, boasts 810 miles of shoreline and more than 35,000 surface acres for outdoor recreation.

Photo Courtesy of Tennessee State Parks

One of the best fishing areas is in Booker T. Washington State Park, located on the east side of the lake about 20 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

Fish are abundant in the lake. Primary species of sport fish include white crappie, bluegill, white bass, channel and blue catfish, largemouth bass, and sauger.


A swimming pool, 6.5 miles of mountain bike trail, picnic areas and pavilions complete an excellent park for a family outing.

TWRA GIS Access Map for Chickamauga Lake

Booker T. Washington State Park Map

Related Activities

Flat water paddling, mountain biking, running, wildlife viewing, group camping, swimming

Activity Type

Family, leisure, bank, pier and boat fishing

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga

11 miles | 22 minutes

GPS Coordinates

35.110690, -85.174186

Google Map


Dawn to Dusk




Group camping and group lodge
Individual camping avaialable at Harrison Bay State Park, three miles east on TN-58

Contact Information

Booker T. Washington State Park
5801 Champion Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416

Booker T. Washington State Park

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