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Lookout Creek

Lookout Creek meanders below the western face of Lookout Mountain, spilling into the Tennessee River near the toe of Moccasin Bend. It is a part of the Tennessee River Blueway system.

Though sections of the creek are navigable from Trenton, Georgia to Chattanooga, the most accessible part is a 2.5 mile section between the Tennessee River and the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center. 

Paddlers can access the creek via launches on the Tennessee River, Browns Ferry Marina, or launch at the the Nature Center (fees apply).


Water levels in Lookout Creek can fluctuate hourly, due to discharges from Chickamauga Dam on the Tennessee River.

Tennessee Valley Authority Stream Flow Information

TWRA GIS Access Points

Related Activities

Wildlife viewing, hiking, climbing

Activity Type

Canoeing, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, family, beginner

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Contact Information

Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center
400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center

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