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.
A Call to Arms: The Gateway City Falls - Summer Day Camp for Kids
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites children in grades 4 - 8 to participate in the park's fourth annual summer day camp, entitled A Call to Arms: The Gateway City Falls. This year the park will conduct two camps, each for different grade levels. The first camp, to be held July 16-18 (Tuesday thru Thursday), will be for grades 4 - 6, and the second camp, to be held July 23-25 (Tuesday thru Thursday); will be for grades 7 - 8. The camps will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. daily. Participants will begin and end each day at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Lunch is not included, so campers should make arrangements for lunch after being released.
Campers will have opportunities to participate in many of the same activities soldiers engaged in during the Civil War and learn about the struggles soldiers endured during the Campaign for Chattanooga 150 years ago! They will also learn the importance of battlefield preservation by participating in preservation efforts within the Park. Camp participation is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible for our fourth annual summer day camp!
The registration deadline for the camp is July 12, 2013. Please contact Christopher Young at (423) 752-5213 x117 for further information. Camp flyers and registration forms can be picked up at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center or at Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center. You may also download the flyer and registration form at www.nps.gov/chch.
Did You Know?
More American soldiers died in training on the Chickamauga Battlefield during the Spanish American War than died during that four month long war.