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About Harrison Bay State Park
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ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Harrison Bay State Park is located in Tennessee
35.135 N
-85.125 W
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15 Reviews of Harrison Bay State Park
Kids like camping here

KKids loved camping here deer will come up to your camp just keep and eye on your food coolers raccoons will get the

A lot of activities, very convenient

Just outside of Chattanooga TN, this campground has it all! Hiking, biking, a playground for the kids, water sports, a marina, an Olympic sized swimming pool, an excellent dockside restaurant, another dockside restaurant that specializes in Mexican food less than 3 miles away, an 18 hole golf course that's part of the Bear Trace, and there's always some kind of activity going on. Star gazing with the Bernard Astrological Society, trick or treating for Halloween, and many more activities, year round! The rangers are friendly, even the local wildlife is friendly and unobtrusive. You can find what you need in the onsite camping store, or at a grocery store 6 miles away, on Highway 58. There are electrical hookups, well maintained bath houses and a dumping station on site as well. I highly recommend this beautiful state park.

Pretty lakeside camping, but be aware of animals and noise!

Harrison Bay is a nice place to camp most of the time, but I don't recommend going in the summer. It's crowded and the raccoons are SO SO BAD. They'll take anything accessible!


great place to camp or juat go hang out or hike for thw day. gerat photo opts in jan.

Good facilities but be ready to do a lot to level up.

Pretty nice but there are a lot of sites in the B loop that aren't even close to being level. If you go across the lake, there's a better campground called Chester Frost Park.

Family friendly

Love the quiet of this park.

Great place beautiful park on the TN River / Chickamauga Lake

We live only 5 Miles from Harrison Bay State Park. We stayed in the Tent camping area recently. Lots of shade and one bath house with four separate shower / rest room combos, air conditioned as well. the tent spaces are large enough for one to two vehicles + your tent / gear. this was the tent area so there are no electric or water in site as to be expected. $ was very reasonable. there is also lots of trails and a great little camp store. playgrounds, swimming pool and SUP rentals just outside the park Entrance. The Raccoons are relentless don’t leave any food out and be sure you have good strong storage containers. they are fun to watch though. also there is a great restaurant, Dockside cafe in the park by the boat ramp. excellent food every time we eat there. lots of boat trailer parking just above the boat ramp. staff always very friendly and helpful.

The best thing about camp D are the individual AC bathrooms/showers!

Spacious sites in D. AC bath houses!

Okay but not great

We had a good time with our friends at Harrison Bay, but I was not very impressed with the park. To be fair, we reserved the very last two available sites for Memorial Day weekend and they may have been the worst. There was no view and both were quit tight, in fact ours even had the hookups on the wrong side, so our camper had to face in to the woods in order for us to be able to hook up. Also, a toilet and a shower were broken in the bathhouse, which is the last thing you want to deal with when you choose to escape the confines of your camper for a nice long shower and a real potty. The pool felt old and not super clean, and there were no chairs or anything to sit on, and you were not allowed to bring food or drink in, so that makes it a little hard to enjoy, also combined with the large number of staff there, most of which were standing around, but still required a 10 min break every hour where everyone, even adults, had to exit the pool. The last complaint was that we wanted to rent canoes, got there right at opening time, and still had to wait a bit and were only able to finally go when we did because we had exact change to pay. Otherwise we would have had to wait on a manager or something. All in all, it was not terrible but since it was a 2 hour drive from home, I probably will try somewhere different next time.

Great State Park CG

This is a great family campground and Tennessee State Park located on Chickamauga Lake of the Tennessee River. Good playground for the Grandkids and bicycle paths. We also enjoy the Dockside Restaurant at the Marina, especially on Friday night when they have all you can eat Catfish with fries and slaw. Other good things on the menu, too.

The entrance has some previously injured raptors in cages including vulture, red tailed hawk, and owl. If you are there at the right time you can see the ranger feed them.