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.
Pea Ridge National Military Park's Acting Superintendent, Judy Bachler, announces restrictions on fires within Pea Ridge National Military Park.
Due to the continued extreme fire danger, extended weather forecast and current level of fire activity in the region, park officials have announced a ban on all fires, both solid and petroleum fuels, within Pea Ridge National Military Park. This ban is effective beginning, Friday, June, 30, 2012 and will remain in effect until further notice. Smoking is also prohibited, except within enclosed vehicles, or on paved areas located adjacent to the Visitor Center. Visitors are reminded to properly extinguish all lighted materials in ashtrays.
Fireworks are always prohibited within the park.
Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves the site of and commemorates the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces gain control of Missouri.The park is located 10 miles north of
Did You Know?
When Confederate General Van Dorn heard news that Curtis pushed Price out of Missouri, he set out to take personal charge of an attack on Curtis, along with Price and McCulloch. He arrived at Price’s headquarters in an ambulance, braving a severe illness resulting from falling into an icy stream.