Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is Chickamauga Lake located?
A: The lake stretches near 59 miles long from Watts Bar Dam in Decatur, TN to Chickamauga Dam just 4.5 East of Downtown Chattanooga. It borders Rhea County, Meigs County, and Hamilton County
Q: Is the Hiwassee River near Chickamauga Lake?
A: Yes. The Hiwassee empties into Chickamauga Lake at Hiwassee Island.
Q: What are the water levels?
A: Full pool is 682 feet
Q: Is TVA’s dam locks easy to access and use?
A: Yes. TVA’s website has plenty of information on their website to help assist you.
Q: Does Chickamauga have restaurants on the lake that I can reach by boat?
A: Yes. Cottonport Marina , Jacob Myers, Lake Shore Grille, Steve’s Landing, Amigos Mexican, Dock Side
Q: Is there any place other than camping to lodge?
A: Yes, Bluewater Resort in Dayton, TN has many amenities for the non-campers.
Q: Where is a good place with a beach and sand?
A: Chester Frost Park has a beautiful area for swimming and a beach