Park Tour Road Closed Unitl 8 AM on Saturday September 13, 2014
The park tour road and visitor center parking lots will be closed until 8 AM while permitted 5K & 10K race passes through the park. Portions of the Old Nashville Highway will be closed as well.
Native Plant Restoration
Native plants are critical to a healthy park ecosystem. They provide a diversity of food and shelter to animals and insects. Native flowers bring a beautiful array of color to the battlefield, and grasses with extensive roots also protect cultural resources like the earthworks of Fortress Rosecrans from erosion.
Eliminating exotic plants from the park encourages the growth of native species, but sometimes they need help. In some areas seed and live plants are planted to help restore native plant populations to the battlefield.
Did You Know?
Stones River National Battlefield uses prescribed fire to preserve the battlefield landscapes. Fire also helps eliminate invasive exotic plants and encourage the growth of native grass species. More...