• Cannons overlook the City of Chattanooga from atop Lookout Mountain

    Chickamauga & Chattanooga

    National Military Park GA,TN

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  • 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.

Laws & Policies

Superintendent's Compendium - January 2014

The purpose of the compendium is to provide the public and park employees with a document that lists the special designations, closures, public use limits, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority of the Superintendent.

Firearms Policy

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park. While this law allows a person to legally carry a firearm on the grounds of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the law prohibits the possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon in a Federal facility unless specifically authorized. 18 USC 930 (a) possession violations are subject to fine and/or imprisonment up to one year, while 18 USC 930 (b) possession violations with an intent to commit a crime are punishable by a fine and imprisonment up to five years. Federal facilities at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park include; Park Headquarters, Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center, and the Maintenance Facility.

In both states, Georgia and Tennessee, the permit holder must have the permit together with valid identification whenever carrying a concealed handgun, and must disclose to any law enforcement officer that they have a valid permit and are in possession of a concealed handgun when contacted. The permit and proper identification must be presented to a law enforcement officer upon request.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. State and local firearms laws can be found at ATF web site by clicking here, scroll down to the appropriate state(s)and click on the respective state

For State Reciprocity Agreements, click the highlighted states below:



To review a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the new Firearms Policy, please Click here.

Did You Know?

Cannon on display at visitor center

Chattanooga, a city with a population today of 171,279 people, had a population of 2,500 at the time of the Civil War.