Visit These Incredible Outdoor Spaces In Ooltewah
The people of Ooltewah love enjoying the outdoors. Ooltewah combines an attractive climate with active residents. So, you will not be surprised to learn that there are many wonderful parks near our Ooltewah, Tennessee, apartments.
Red Clay State Park
Red Clay State Park covers 263 acres of pasture land in a narrow valley. Blue Hole Spring forms a deep pool under a limestone ledge then flows into Mill Creek. The spring provided water for gatherings of Cherokee councils. In the five years from 1832 to 1837, eleven general councils met here. In 1838 the Trail of Tears began at nearby New Echota Historic Site. Learn more from the video display and library at the James F. Corn Interpretive Facility with Cherokee art and gift shop.
The park also has an amphitheater that seats 500 people for musical and theatrical performances, and there is a picnic pavilion that accommodates 100 people with grills, tables, water fountains, and restroom facilities.
Booker T. Washington State Park
This 400-acre park is situated on Chickamauga Lake. Fishing and boating are allowed, and there is a boat ramp and a fishing pier. Crappie, catfish, and bass can be caught here. There is also a swimming pool. Numerous trails, including a one-mile nature trail and a four-mile outer loop, provide multiple options for hiking. Cyclists even have a six-mile trail to explore.
The location is a popular place for birders as well. Osprey and bald eagles can be seen here, as well as scaups, horned grebe, mergansers, and many waterfowl, including gulls, terns, ducks, Canada geese, great blue heron, and the common loon.
Sculpture Fields at Montegue Park
This 33-acre park is open from dawn to dusk. It is a popular place for cultural expressions of all kinds, including music and dance, as well as art demonstrations and installations. Other popular activities include yoga and kite flying. The park features many sculptures from all parts of the globe.
There are many more parks in the area, such as the Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park and Greenway Farm Dog Park. If you'd like to make The Village at Apison Pike home, contact us for a personalized tour of our community.