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Booker T Washington State Park
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5801 Champion Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee   37416

Phone: 423-894-4955
1. Booker T Washington State Park offers a large Olympic-sized swimming pool for visitors.
2. The park's pool is equipped with diving boards and lifeguards on duty.
3. Swimming lessons are available at the park during summer months.
4. There's also an adjacent wading pool suitable for younger children or non-swimmers to enjoy safely.
5. Poolside picnic tables allow families to relax, eat, and watch over their swimmers comfortably.

Anglers can enjoy fishing in the Chickamauga Lake, home to species like largemouth bass and bluegill. The park also offers boat rentals for a day on the water.

Fishing enthusiasts will find crappie, catfish, and striped bass among other fish varieties within this state's reservoirs.

The 36-acre lake is stocked with trout during winter months providing an exciting opportunity for cold-weather anglers.

For those interested in competitive angling events or tournaments, they are frequently held here due to its abundant aquatic life.

A valid Tennessee fishing license is required before casting your line into these waters teeming with diverse marine life.

Booker T Washington State Park is located near Chattanooga, Cleveland and Harrison

1. Booker T Washington State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills.
2. There are three pavilions available for group picnics.
3. Picnic spots offer beautiful views of Chickamauga Lake.
4. Some picnic sites have playgrounds nearby, ideal for families with children.
5. Pavilions can be reserved in advance online or by phone call.

Visitors can enjoy a 3.2-mile mountain bike trail, but be aware it's rated as moderately difficult due to terrain.

The park also offers an easy paved loop for casual biking or family rides; helmets are recommended though not required.

For those seeking more challenge, the single-track dirt path provides steep inclines and sharp turns requiring advanced skills and caution.

Biking is permitted from dawn until dusk only - ensure you plan your ride accordingly to avoid getting caught out after dark.

Riders should always respect wildlife in the area by keeping distance and never feeding animals encountered on trails.

Remember that all bikers under age 16 must wear helmets according to state law - safety first!

Always check weather conditions before setting off as wet paths may increase difficulty level of certain routes significantly.

Lastly, remember this location does not offer any bicycle rentals so bring your own gear!
Birdwatchers can spot various species such as the Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Bluebird and American Goldfinch. The park's diverse habitats attract migratory birds like warblers during spring and fall. Waterbirds including herons, ducks, geese are common near Chickamauga Lake. Owls and woodpeckers inhabit forested areas while grasslands host sparrows in winter.

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