In my opinion, you could scour the world and you wouldn’t find a more beautiful place than this and it’s right in our back door (sort of). The “Blue Hole” in Soddy Daisy, TN is one of our absolute favorite places to go as a family. Unfortunately we usually only get to go once or twice during the summer months. The water is crystal clear and refreshing (especially after a 30-40 minute hike). If you like to hike and/or swim then this is the place for you and your family!
Just check the weather before you go. We ended up getting caught in a severe thunderstorm. Fortunately we had great shelter under the huge boulders. I personally love a good thunderstorm and we had the perfect view under our rock. There’s a song that I kept thinking about and the only words that were coming to mind were “He’s my shelter from the storm”. God provided the perfect shelter for us just like He always does.
All in all, the whole day was an awesome time spent with my boys!
Here are directions if you’d like to go…
From Hwy 27 out of Chattanooga take the Hwy 153/Dayton Blvd/Dayton Pike exit. Go north for 2.8 miles on Dayton Blvd/Dayton Pike until you reach Montlake Rd. Take a left/west on Montlake Rd. Go 1.1 miles on Montlake Rd. to sign that says “BOWATER; North Chickamauga Pocket Wilderness”. Turn left here to parking area.
What to take if you go – backpack, swimsuit, water, snacks, sandwiches, towel, snorkel set, inflatable raft, bug spray, first aid kit, camera, phone, plastic trash bag, water shoes (my Keen’s were perfect!).
And this is what you might look like afterwards! 🙂