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Swimming holes and pools in Chattanooga

Beat the heat by taking a refreshing dip in one of these local spots around + nearby town.

NOOGAtoday | Suck Creek

When the sun is blazing away, nothing is more refreshing than a dip in the water.

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Grab your favorite swimming gear — we’re showing you around to some local swimming holes + pools to cool down in.

Swimming holes

Big Soddy Creek Gulf | 11721 Back Valley Rd. | Take a trip along a five-mile out-and-back hiking trail, with multiple stopping points where you can take a dip.

Suck Creek | Suck Creek Road | With several access points around Signal Mountain, this spot offers a great area for hiking + swimming.

North Chick Blue Hole | 354 Montlake Rd. | This area is sure to cool you down with its vast creek that is perfect for swimming.

Chester Frost Park | 2277 Gold Point Cir. N. | Enjoy a day at the “beach” without having to drive farther than Hixson.

Ringgold Creek Walk | 704 Depot St. | This newly constructed walk in nearby Ringgold, GA offers water access perfect for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Bonus: Bring a hammock to set up for the day.

Nickajack Lake | Near TVA Road | Grab your paddles or fishing gear for a day out on the lake.

NOOGAtoday | North Chick Blue Hole

The Scenic City is full of swimming holes to jump into like the North Chick Blue Hole.

Photo by Ryan Maum provided by Chattanooga Tourism Co.


Warner Park | 1254 E. 3rd St. | $0-$3 | Enjoy this pool that features a “spray and play” splash pad and obstacle courses. Bonus: Watch a movie poolside on Saturday, June 29 + Saturday, July 27.

Carver Community Center | 600 N. Orchard Knob St. | Free | Beginning Thursday, June 6, folks can splash around in this outdoor pool.

Chris L. Ramsey Community Center | 1010 N. Moore Rd. | Free | Swim around no matter the weather at this indoor pool that has four multi-use lanes.

South Chattanooga Community Center | 1151 W. 40th St. | Free | Whether it’s swim lessons, general fitness, or a good time you’re wanting, this indoor pool has you covered.

Red Bank | 3620 Tom Weathers Dr. | $0-$4 | This community pool has been open since 1962 + offers fun for the whole family.

Signal Mountain | 1111 Ridgeway Ave. | $5-$7 | The Town Pool features a “500,000-gallon Olympic-size” pool with a separate baby pool — memberships are also available.

South Cleveland Community Center | 1334 Church St. | $2-$3 | This spot has a wide range of amenities including two water slides + is ADA-accessible.

Martha Denton | 406 Cotter St., Ringgold, GA | $0-$4 | Take a dip in this community pool that is open for the season until Labor Day weekend — season passes are also available.

The Caboose at Elsie’s Daughter | 92 Choo Choo Ave. | $20 | While this alpine pool at The Hotel Chalet at The Choo Choo is typically reserved for hotel guests, keep an eye on the calendar for special pool days for the public.

Common House | 1517 Mitchell Ave. | $0-$30 | This Southside social club is opening up its pool to nonmembers on select days throughout the season.

Red Clay Resort | 5510 Red Clay Rd. | $0-$10 | Take a drive over to Cohutta, GA to swim in this spring-fed pool that has been providing summertime fun for families since the 1970s.

A little girl sliding down a pink and green + purple water slides at Lake Winnie.

Slide right in for more water fun.

Photo via Chattanooga Tourism Co.

Water attractions

Nooga Splash | 2389 Gold Point Cir. N. | $0-$40 | Take the kids to this floating water park over at Chester Frost Park — new to this year are the “Water Wheel,” “Tilting Saturn” + “Kiddie Splash” obstacles.

Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park | 1730 Lakeview Dr. | $0-$43 | Travel to nearby Rossville, GA to enjoy a day at this amusement park + buy a pass to the SOAKya Water Park.

Coolidge Park Fountain + Passage | 150 River St. | Free | Spend a day in one of Chattanooga’s most beloved parks and feel like a little kid again by playing in the animal-themed fountains and passageway.

Did we float over your favorite spot? Let us know.

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