South Chickamauga Creek
A part of the Tennessee River Blueway river trail system, South Chickamauga Creek is a quiet paddler's retreat iflowing through Chattanooga's thriving industrial core.
Photo courtesy Andy B. Jones
Navigable from Camp Jordan Park (East Ridge) to its confluence with the Tennessee River, South Chick offers a variety of short and long day trips for canoeists, kayakers and standup paddleboarders.
The section from Sterchi Farm Park upriver or downriver for 4 miles is a perfect beginner paddle. The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway runs alongside much of this section and will soon connect with the Tennessee Riverpark Greenway at the Tennessee River.
Tennessee Riverpark bridge over South Chick
WARNING: Creek levels and current can fluctuate due to water releases from Chickamauga Dam on the Tennessee River. Check the Tennessee Valley Authority's dam release schedule before paddling.
Distance from Downtown Chattanooga to Sterchi Farm Park
20 minutes | 7 miles
GPS Coordinates at Sterchi Farm Park
Leure, family, easy, beginner
Walking, hiking, running, recreational cycling, inline skating, dog walking
Dates | Hours
Open year round, dawn to dusk.
City of Chattanooga Parks