Situated on the shores of scenic Chickamauga Lake, not far from the city of Chattanooga, is 353-acre Booker T. Washington State Park. The park is named in honor of the famous leader, Booker Taliaferro Washington. Washington was born into slavery in Hale's Ford, Virginia. But with great determination he secured an education and went on to become one of our great Americans. He is perhaps best known as a former president of the Tuskegee Institute, a black organization for higher education.
Booker T. Washington offers a variety of activities including biking, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. Park recreation activities include hiking, field games, playgrounds, basketball, badminton, horseshoes, volleyball, and board games. Recreation equipment is available free of charge at the park office.
Hours of Operation
In-Season: March 1-October 31
Off-Season: November 1-February 28/29
FeesSmall entrance fee for Olympic size swimming pool
ADA Accessibility Notes
Accessible Visitors' Center with accessible sanitary facilities; Accessible Swimming Pool;
Accessible Group Camp; Accessible cabin; Accessible Day use area with accessible sanitary facilities.
How to Get There
Take I-24 or I-75 to Hwy. 153. From Hwy 153 go to Hwy. 58. Follow Hwy. 58 north to Champion Road on the left and follow the signs.