Temporary Trail Closures on Lookout Mountain (August 18, 2014)
The park is advising the public that portions of the Lookout Mountain trails will be temporarily closed on Monday, August 18, 2014, from 7 am until 2 pm.In case of inclement weather, work will begin on Tuesday, August 19. More »
Moccasin Bend Civil War Fortifications Hike
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free walking tour on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Led by Park Historian Jim Ogden this two hour, mile and a half, moderate difficulty walk will explore the Civil War Union artillery earthwork complex on the southern end of Stringer's Ridge on Moccasin Bend. The walk will begin near the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute entrance on Moccasin Bend Road. Special Event signs will direct you to the parking area.
Cannon in these positions helped keep the Confederates at bay during the Siege of Chattanooga in the fall 150 years ago and then helped drive them from Lookout Mountain during the "Battle Above the Clouds" on a rainy November 24, 1863. Comfortable, supportive footwear, clothing appropriate for the weather and water are recommended for this program.
Did You Know?
In 1838, twenty-five years before he led the Confederate army defending Chattanooga, North Carolina native Braxton Bragg was part of a U.S. Army unit assigned to roundup and relocate members of the Cherokee Nation from the very area of much of the eventual Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga.