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Best parks in Nickajack Lake

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“Bring a swimsuit/frisbee/balls for the kids-there’s a splash/fountain area and a large, grassy field to play in. Walking and biking trails lead off from here. Don’t forget to ride the carousel!”
64 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, these grounds commemorate the "Battle Above the Clouds" that was fought on Lookout Mountain in 1863. Worth the drive to the top of Lookout Mountain. The views and overlooks are breathtaking, especially with the fall colors. Parking fee is $3 and entry to the park is $7 per person.”
43 locals recommend
Park
“Great trails only minutes from downtown Chattanooga. If you need to stretch your legs you can walk a shorter trail of a mile or up to three miles. The trails are directional changing each day for mountain bikers and hikers. Pay attention to the direction and enjoy. Also, make sure to wear proper footwear, Chacos, sneakers, or hiking boots are recommended. ”
16 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“One of my favorite places to go with my son. Lots of trails and naturalists who work there that can help you i.d. many of the critters onsite.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“This connects to Coolidge Park. Both are great for walking, jogging, or just relaxing. ”
14 locals recommend
Park
“This runs all along the river, bike to downtown from basecamp without having to battle traffic!!”
11 locals recommend
Playground
“Ross's Landing is a large grassy area on the riverfront downtown, perfect for kite flying, picnicking, photographing, and having a good time in general. There's even a playground for the kids! It's within a short walk of the Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, Cold Stone Creamery, the stadium where the Chattanooga Lookouts play (baseball), and lots and lots of great restaurants. ”
9 locals recommend
Campground
“Day trip to Chattanooga about 1 hour and 20 minutes away. Amazing restaurants, musical entertainment, beautiful riverfront walking area, i, Rock City, etc. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g54946-Activities-Chattanooga_Tennessee.html ANY time of year - sunny or pouring rain...Our favorite Chattanooga activity is Raccoon Caverns! There is a beautiful easy walking area or get super muddy crawling through the caves with helmet, knee pads and luckily a guide ! We have been here with 6 year olds as well as my 80+ grandmother. Lots of fun for any age! http://www.raccoonmountain.com/html/cavehtml/”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Whether you're looking for a scenic overlook, or a starting point for a hike, we recommend driving up to Signal Point. If you're looking for a shorter hike, hike down to Rainbow Lake and back. If you're up for a six mile hike, we recommend the trip from Signal Point to Edwards Point for the most stunning view around. ”
8 locals recommend
Park
“short hike down to a great view . The trial goes on further and connects to many other long trails. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
“I would have never thought this cave could be so interesting! I loved it and will go back anytime.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Very Close to Home and Just north of Chattanooga's Popular Northshore. Great Hikes. ”
7 locals recommend
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“Snoopers Rock overlooks the Tennessee River Gorge and offers up one of the most incredible views in the state. At only thirty minutes from Chattanooga, this is an overlook you don't want to miss.”
5 locals recommend
Arcade
“There are bike rentals all over downtown chattanooga. Visit Outdoor Chattanooga for other sightseeing ideas around Chattanooga and pick up your first bike rental. Then cruize through Coolidge Park or across the Walnut Street Bridge. www.bikechattanooga.com”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a Special Place for American Civil War Buffs. Great Overlook View of Moccasin Bend and the Winding Tennessee River. ”
1 local recommends
Park
“Overlooking the Tennessee River Gorge. This Park Offers Lots of Hiking and Biking Trails Plus Incredible Views.”
3 locals recommend