Bluff Trail Closed on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Bluff Trail will be closed effective February 10, 2014, and will remain closed until further notice. The section of trail that is closed is south of the Cravens House trail and north of Sunset Rock.
Closures - Wilder Brigade Monument and Hwy 27 By-Pass Picnic Area
The interior of the Wilder Brigade Monument (Tour Stop #6) at Chickamauga Battlefield and the US Highway 27 Picnic Area will be closed from December 1, 2013, to March 15, 2014.
If you are scheduling a field trip, here is some information concerning FEES at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain is the only Designated Fee Area located within Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP. The fee is $3.00 per adult (age 16 or older). Children 15 years or younger are free. However, the park offers a fee waiver for educational institutions. School groups may recieve a fee waiver if you make reservations at least two weeks prior to your visit. A fee waiver application must be sumitted along with a letter of request on institution letterhead requesting and explaining reasons for the educational visit that are relevant to the parks purpose. Talks or guided tours must be reserved in advance and are subject to available staff. Fee Waiver Requests click here.
Did You Know?
James Garfield served as Major General William S. Rosecrans' Chief of Staff at Chickamauga. Four months after becoming President, Garfield was shot in the back by a disgruntled office seeker. Garfield died two months later on September 19, 1881, the anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.