Church Camp and Lodge

floating on lake first lutheran church camp in chattanooga tn
canoeing at first lutheran church camp in chattanooga tn

The development of the Tennessee River system by the TVA created a wonderful opportunity that former members of First Lutheran used to establish a Camp and lodge on Lake Chickamauga in 1948.  Since then the Church has continuously operated the Camp as a major part of its Family Ministry, and an active Church committee is committed to the Stewardship of the property. The Camp is open 12 months a year for Church members and their guests.

The 19-acre tract is situated north of downtown Chattanooga, on a tributary just off the main channel of the Tennessee River.  Over 1000 feet of shoreline allows for all types of recreational boating, swimming, and fishing.  A swimming area, bathhouse, and large outdoor pavilion allow for large groups or simultaneous smaller groups. The lodge is set up dormitory-style with 30 bunk beds in each men's/women's area and has a large kitchen and common area. The lodge does have central heat and air conditioning.

The Camp is available for day or overnight rental, on a limited basis, to other Church or charitable groups  Inquiries should be directed to Robby Tyson at