The Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Fire Management Program was initiated in the spring of 2006. 250 acres were successfully burned in the northwest section of the park. Fire use modules from Cumberland Gap NP, Smokey Mountains NP, along with assistance from Kings Mountain and Clemson University were used.
Phase two of the project is scheduled for the spring of 2007. Burning will continue in accordance with the approved fire plan on a 5-year cycle. The park plans to burn in the winter of each year.
Did You Know?
On March 27, 1814, a deadly and decisive battle was waged at the Horseshoe Bend of the Tallapoosa River. Never before or since in the history of our country have so many Native Americans lost their lives in a single battle. More...