The 10 Best Things to Do in Hixson, United States

February 4, 2018 Janette Largent

Hixson is a former unincorporated community and now part of the city of Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. It is in the northeastern part of Chattanooga and is part of the Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Hixson

1. Chester Frost Park

Hixson, TN 37343-1825 +1 423-486-2802
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Chester Frost Park

Reviewed By gardener19464 - Pottstown, Pennsylvania

This is a wonderful park. It has a large day use area with pavilions, swimming area, playground, boat ramps and tennis courts. We drove through the day use area to get to the campground at the rear of the park. The campground is used for the county fair so if you want to camp here you may want to check on those dates. I imagine getting a site then would be near impossible. The campground itself is very nice with multiple bath houses and playgrounds throughout. The sites range from some that are right on top of each other to some that are situated very nicely with great views of the lake. I would have given it five stars except for two things. 1- when we checked in we were asked if we had ever been here. When we replied "no" we were given a map of our he campground, no information on what was available throughout the park. We discovered the tennis courts by accident. 2- some of the sites are poorly set up and down right dangerous. We reserved online. Having never been here my husband chose one by the lake which said it was long enough for our class A motorhome. When we arrived we found a set of stairs leading down to a flat area where the table and fire ring were located. Seems nice, right? Well, in order to allow other vehicles by we had to position our vehicle right at the edge of the macadam. We couldn't line it up with the stairs or we would have had a huge drop down to the first step. So we ended up placing the door to the side of the stairs and my husband built a "landing area" for us using large pieces of wood he carries for leveling he rig. Our entire stay I was worried one of us would end up hurting ourselves on this makeshift step. When my 13 year old son stood next to the step on our rig the step came up to his hip. This shows you what a drop it was. A beautiful park and I would recommend it but be careful about which site you reserve.

2. Harrison Bay State Park

8411 Harrison Bay Rd, Harrison, TN 37341-7636 +1 423-344-6214
Excellent
35%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

Harrison Bay State Park

Reviewed By Susan M

Don't be fooled when booking Loop B pull through sites. "Moderate incline" and "Slight incline" both equate to challenges getting level and even more challenges hooking back up when departing. The slope was so great on our site (B6) that our 5th wheel almost tipped over ... LONG WAYS. The pictures don't do justice to how extreme the incline is on the different camp sites. When chatting with fellow campers we heard about others having to get tow trucks to extricate from camp sites. If HBSP would make some improvements, this would be a great place. The bath house was typical of some parks. Toilets that needed attention, showers with limited hot water, spiders, wasps... The one staff member we spoke with was nice. We won't be back.

3. Greenway Farms

5051 Gann Store Rd, Hixson, TN 37343-4615 +1 423-425-6311
Excellent
79%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Greenway Farms

Reviewed By Larry M - Hixson

This is a great place for hiking, kayaking, or a picnic. The gem of all is a beautiful house that can be rented for special events such as weddings, baby showers, reunions, etc. It has a large party room, a large deck, two kitchens , rest rooms; all at a very affordable price. And , not to mention - free parking and a dog park. Check it out for your next gathering.

4. Bear Trace at Harrison Bay

8919 Harrison Bay Rd, Harrison, TN 37341-8935 +1 423-326-0885
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Bear Trace at Harrison Bay

Reviewed By michaelhB5349OO - Hixson

very nice course with excellent greens. Nice environment with wild life including nesting eagles. A bit expensive compared to some of the surrounding courses. Some time it is crowded in the summer but worth playing.

5. Veteran's Memorial Park

Wolftever Creek Greenway, Collegedale, TN
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Veteran's Memorial Park

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

A very beautiful and well-maintained park. Especially to commemorate our military and veterans. It's very well maintained and beautiful

6. Vinterest Antiques

2105 Northpoint Blvd, Hixson, TN 37343-4072 +1 423-551-4790
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Vinterest Antiques

Reviewed By Joan H

Love this place. Excellent vendors with a great eclectic selection of things. I have been here many times and always find something nice and prices are very reasonable. They also carry a few great lines if chalk and milk paint. Gave me advice and great ideas on using the paint.

7. Booker T. Washington State Park

5801 Champion Rd, Harrison, TN 37416-1614 +1 423-894-6012
Excellent
40%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Booker T. Washington State Park

Reviewed By FlaHarlock - Tavares, Florida

I went to college in Chattanooga back in the '80s and used to come here often just to relax and get away. It's so beautiful right on Chickamauga Lake. The facilities are weathered but the park itself is pretty much the same. There's a nice pier, picnic pavilions, and bathroom facilities. Quiet and serene. Great place for skipping rocks. I'm pleased to find that it's still a great park to just relax and get away.

8. Horsin Around

8361A Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379-4202
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Horsin Around

Reviewed By Kris B - MN

I wish I could go carve a carousel animal! This place was great, the people working spend time to tell you all about how to carve the animals. If you want to spend a week, you can pay and learn the trade. We just went and toured and took photos of the works in progress. There happened to be a group touring at the same time, so we just toured along with them. It was informal - no talks or anything planned, just friendly discussions and demonstrations.

9. Cumberland Trail, Prentice Cooper State Forest

3998 Game Reserve Rd, Hixson, TN 37405-7360
Excellent
48%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Cumberland Trail, Prentice Cooper State Forest

Reviewed By Phil C - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Close to the city, but feels far away. Has interesting on trail aspects as well as views, waterfalls, etc.

150 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4006 +1 423-425-6311
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Coolidge Park Antique Carousel

Reviewed By Sandi G - Chattanooga, Tennessee

This gorgeous old carousel used to be in the center of 6 Flags over Ga. and was transported here. My only complaint is that it's too far a walk to get to it from the parking area.

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