Candlelight Forest is only 18 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.


in Candlelight Forest

Forest Fun

Our forests are full of activities. For the daily visitor we offer:

  • Firepit
  • Pygmy Goats
  • Badminton
  • Canoes and Paddleboards
  • Fishing
  • Pop-up soccer goals
  • Kite flying


  • Scavenger hunts
  • S’more kits
  • Hammocks
  • Hummer Rides
  • Pete Nelson Designed Grand Treehouse
  • Huck Finn Rope Ferry 
  • Wading creek
  • Hiking trails
  • Lookout Deck
  • Access to the Farm Stand and Picnickery



Tuesday- Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm

Day Passes

$12/ adults


Children 2 and under are free


Annual Memberships 

$350/ family of 4 

$30/ person for any additional person above 4

Birthday Parties

Make your child's next birthday party a memorable one.

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"We loved our magical birthday celebration in Candlelight Forest. Our kids' dreams came true as they caught crawdads in the creek, took turns soaring on the rope swing and pulled each other across the pond on the Huck Finn Rope Ferry. They loved exploring the tree house, feeding the goats and a highlight was the Hummer ride around the property. Mariel and the staff at Candlelight Forest took such good care of us -- helping us set up for the party and even providing some food for our festivities. Not only did the kiddos have fun, but the grownups set up our chairs in the creek and enjoyed a reprieve from the hot August day. Everyone told us it was the most fun birthday party ever, and we agree!"

-Allison Poole, Chattanooga Mom


"Mariel and her staff at the Candlelight Forest made planning and executing my daughter's 8th birthday party a stress-free experience. They were accommodating, receptive to my ideas, and the level of communication was superb. You will not find a more beautiful and peaceful setting in the area, and our party-goers enjoyed playing creatively in the outdoors and exploring the grounds. The hummer ride was a treat as well. My family believes that Candlelight Forest is truly the hidden gem of Walker County. We're already thinking about a small family gathering at the site next year, complete with treehouse rentals at Candlelight Forest."

-Connie Fernandez, Chattanooga Mom

The Plucky Peacock


farm stand & picnickery

Monday- Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm

The Plucky Peacock farm stand serves as our outfitting station and welcome center for the property as well as an outlet for farm grown vegetables and daily fresh eggs. We also have vinegar and olive oil tastings, gourmet charcuterie, cold drinks, coffee, and board games. The Plucky Peacock is also home to our Picnickery*. Come and see us at the farm stand and we’ll put together a picnic basket for you Candlelight Forest grounds.


*One day notice required


This Old House

America's very first show home and Idea House by This Old House.


Sophie's Roost

A charming treehouse professionally decorated by Sophie's Shoppe of Chattanooga.


Le Petit Chateau

Our second charming treehouse decorated in a french farmhouse style.

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The Bellewood Lodge 

A brand new Bavarian-style lodge that can accommodate 10. 19, or 23. 

Contact Us


Candlelight Forest

A Chattanooga Resort

➢  Contact Us 

9862 Georgia 193

Chickamauga GA 30707

(706) 944-9065



Monday- Saturday 9AM-5pm

Sunday 1PM-5PM

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