Things To Know Before You Come

7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument

Horseback Riding at Chickamauga Battlefield

Please click here or stop by the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center for information and a trail map before riding. Remember to carry water because the only source for drinkable water on the battlefield is at the Visitor Center. For your safety, check the weather forecast before beginning your ride. Horse trailers may be parked in the gravel lot at the west end of Dyer Road. This is the only area where horse trailers are allowed inside the park.

Pets on Leash

Pets at Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP

Please remember to keep your pets on leashes at ALL times while hiking, walking, or jogging inside Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. We hope you enjoy visiting YOUR National Park!!

Picnic Table

Picnicking and Recreation in the Park

Those groups or individuals wishing to picnic must do so in designated areas. Please refrain from building fires or grilling in the park. Picnic areas are located in Chickamauga Battlefield and off Sanders Road on Lookout Mountain.

Recreational activities such as flying kites, playing baseball, football, soccer, etc., throwing Frisbees, Easter egg hunting, and all other approved activities are limited to the Recreation Field at Chickamauga Battlefield.

Chickamauga was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. This National Military Park was created to preserve the history of this battle. Today the National Park Service manages this battlefield as a historic site. This is why recreational activities are often restricted. We encourage all our visitors to learn more about the compelling stories that occurred on these hallowed grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information on picnicking or recreation at Chickamauga Battlefield, please click here or call the Visitor Center. For more information on picnicking at Lookout Mountain Battlefield, please call the Visitor Center at (423) 821-7786.


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