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Harrison Bay State Park in the Tennessee River Valley and Mountains

The 1,200-acre Harrison Bay State Park, with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline, was originally developed as a Tennessee Valley Authority recreation demonstration area in the 1930's. Its name is derived from a large bay at the main channel of the Tennessee River that covers the old town of Harrison, and the last Cherokee Campground the parklands are of historic significance because the Cherokee Campground consisted of three villages which was ruled by one of the last great Cherokee Chieftains, Chief Joe Vann. This beautiful wooded park is a haven for campers, boaters and fisherman, as well as picnickers and other day-use visitors from Chattanooga and the surrounding tri-state area.

Facilities at Harrison Bay State Park
Meeting Rooms
The Bear Trace
Camp Store
Group Camp
Playground / Marina

Hiking - Biking
Fishing - Boating
Volleyball - Softball
Picnicking - Swimming
Tennis - Basketball

Summer Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Winter Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to sundown

Directions from Chattanooga: Take Exit 4 off I-75 onto St. Rt. 153. Travel N. an Hwy 153 to the sixth exit, Hwy 58, turn N. Go 12 miles to Harrison Bay Rd. on left. Park entrance is one mile on the left.

Directions from Knoxville: From I-75, take Exit 25, Hwy. 60. Travel on Hwy. 60, nine miles to Hwy. 58. Turn South and go 15 miles to Harrison Bay Rd. Turn right. Park entrance is one mile on the left.

for more information:
Harrison Bay State Park
8411 Harrison Bay Road
Harrison, Tennessee 37341


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