Horse Trail Closures
A section of the horse trail is CLOSED due to contract work. Contact park staff for more information.
Closure of Detached Area/Stop #11
Until further notice, Stop 11, also known as the Detached Area, is closed due to weather damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
How big is Pea Ridge NMP?
Pea Ridge National Military Park is 4,300 acres.
What is the annual attendance?
In the fiscal year 2010, the attendance was 93,616.
Why is it called Pea Ridge?
This area gets its name from the wild peas that grow in the area. When the first white settlers came to the area, the wild peas were very abundant and that is why the area is called Pea Ridge.
How many men were killed at the Battle of Pea Ridge?
A little over 400 men were killed outright during this two day battle. Many more died of their wounds during the following days, weeks and months. Total dead was around 2,000.
Does the park rent horses to ride on the trail?
Visitors wishing to ride horses in the park must provide their own horses. There are not any known horses for rent in the area.
Did You Know?
Almost half of the enlisted troops and many of the officers in the Union Army of the Southwest at the Battle of Pea Ridge spoke German as their first language.