• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

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  • Parking Lots and Mountain Road Closing Early

    On April 15, 16, and 17, 2014, the Visitor Center parking lot is closing at 5:30 and the mountain road is closing at 4 pm. Visitors are encouraged to use the overflow parking lot and the mountain trail to access the top of the mountain.


There is a $190 nonrefundable application fee for permits. Permits are handled through the Chief Ranger's Office with final approval by the Superintendent. The permit holder must have written agreement with them during their activity.Permits will NOT be issued for weddings (or like functions) or for memorials (i.e. spreading of ashes); these activities are in direct violation of our enabling legislation thus are not permitted.

For additional information, contact the Superintendent at 770-427-4686 ext. 228 or via email.

Per 36CFR 2.35(a)(3)(f)(C):
In accordance with this clause, the following activities will require a special use permit:

  • Collecting of Research Specimens
  • Special Events:those which are allowed by each individual parks enabling legislation.
  • Sale or Distribution of Printed Material
  • Display or commercial notices or announcements
  • Business Operations
  • Commercial Photography or Filming
  • Any construction on Federal property
Special Use Permit Links
Special Use Permit Application Special Use Permit Regulations
Film/Photography Permit Application Film/Photography Permit Regulations


For organized running groups, such as school track and cross country teams, You will need to have approval before you are permitted to engage in organized activities at the Battlefield. Fill out the Special Use Permit Application for Running Groups and submit it for approval to the Chief Ranger.

Link: Special Use Permit Application for Running Groups

Did You Know?

The walk from the parking area to the main area of fighting at Cheatham Hill.

Did you know that a temporary truce was called at Cheatham Hill [aka The Dead Angle] by Col. William H. Martin of the 1st Arkansas Regiment so that the dead and injured could be removed. The battle resumed once the bodies were removed.