Harrison Bay State Park To Get Improvements

Monday, July 22, 2013

State Rep. Mike Carter (R–Ooltewah) announced Monday the Tennessee State Building Commission has cleared another hurdle for additional improvements at Harrison Bay State Park in Hamilton County. The funding approval means that phase two of the park’s campground renovation can now proceed, which includes work on an additional 88 campsites. 

The proposed improvements for phase two of the project include the renovation of various park roadways, updating campsites and bathhouses, as well as upgrading water utility and electrical services. 

“These improvements at Harrison Bay will provide both residents and visitors with an even better experience at one of our state’s most premier parks,” said Rep. Carter. “In addition, these projects will provide a boost to the economy through increased tourism to Hamilton County.”

The cost of the phase 2 renovation projects will total an estimated $4.05 million and will carry over from the previous work recently completed in the camping area. 

"I am proud of Rep. Carter for his hard work in making this project a reality,” said House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R–Chattanooga). “Since being elected, he has proven time and again he is an effective legislator with the true interests of Hamilton County at heart.”

Rep. Carter is a member of the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee, as well as the House Civil Justice and House Ethics Committees. Gerald McCormick is Majority Leader in the House of Representatives. Both legislators represent Hamilton County in the Tennessee General Assembly.


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