Camping and Glamping

The Tennessee River Blueway offers a wide variety of camping and "glamping" options for paddlers.

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Swimming at camp in the river gorge

Dedicated primitive campsites dot the trail from downtown Chattanooga and through the Tennessee River Gorge.  
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Google Map - TN River Blueway Launches and Camping

Downloadable PDF of all Campsites, Cabins and Hotels on the Blueway
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At Williams Island

Developed campsites are located from the entrance of the Tennessee River Gorge to Nickajack Dam.

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The Paddlers Perch - Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center

For those who want to credit card camp, hotels, cabins, and houseboats provide full service options throughout most of the Blueway system.

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Pot Point Cabin - TN River Gorge Trust

Overnight Parking
Always lock your car. Leave no valuables. None of these lots are secured.

Greenway Farm (N. Chickamauga Creek, 1 River Mile to Chickamauga Dam)
Free - Call Outdoor Chattanooga for permission (423) 643-6888

Tennessee Riverpark (River Mile 469.0) 
Free - Call The TN Riverpark office at (423) 493-9239 for details.

Outdoor Chattanooga (River Mile 463.6)
Charges May Apply - Call Outdoor Chattanooga (423) 643-6888 for details

Suck Creek Boat Ramp (River Mile 453.3)
Free - Not well trafficked at night.

T.V.A. Raccoon Mtn. (River Mile 444.4)
Free - Not well trafficked at night. TVA rangers patrol occasionally

Sullivan's Landing (River Mile 440.0)
Free - Not well trafficked at night. Remote area.

Shellmound Campground (River MIle 425.5)
Call Campground Office for permission
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Shuttle Service
Call or text River Canyon Adventures
(423) 451-6068
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Emergency Contact Information
Any Emergency                        
911 (Be able to tell the dispatcher your location by river mile.)

Hamilton Co. Sheriffs Dept. - Chickamauga Dam to Suck Creek
(River Miles 471- 451.5 approx.)      
(423) 622-0022

Chattanooga Police Dept. - City of Chattanooga
(River Miles 471 - 452 approx.)          
(423) 698-2525

Marion Co. Sheriffs Dept.  
(River Miles 451 - Nickajack Dam approx.)         
(423) 942-5667

TN Wildlife Resources Agency - TN River Law Enforcement    
(800) 262-6704

U.S. Coast Guard                      
(423) 622-2101

Camping and Glamping