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.

booker-t-washington pier1
Photo Courtesy 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

Activity type
Family, leisure, bank, pier and boat fishing

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

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga
11 miles | 22 minutes

GPS Coordinates (Park Entrance)
35.110690, -85.174186

Google Map

Dates | Hours
Dawn to Dusk

Rest Rooms

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

Booker T. Washington State Park