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Harrison Bay State Park

Harrison Bay State Park is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and claims about 40 miles of the shore of Chickamauga Lake. When it began to be built as a recreation center in the 1930’s, it was intended to be for the workers of the Tennessee Valley Authority. This land was originally the town of Harrison, and the villages of the last great Chieftains of the Cherokee peoples. It was given to the State of Tennessee in 1937 and became the first official Tennessee State Park.

It has a marina for water recreation, 128 RV campsites, 21 primitive campsites, a golf course, a gift shop, a restaurant, a swimming pool tennis courts, volleyball fields, an interpretive center, an aviary, a mountain biking trail, and about 5 miles of hiking- the Group Camp Trail (.25 mile), the Island Loop Trail (.45 mile loop), the Lakeshore Loop Trail (.55 mile loop), the Lone Tree Trail (.15 mile), the Point Trail (.25 mile), and the Starwalk Trail (.55 mile).

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