Laws and Policy Documents
Enabling Legislation - August 1890
The park was established through an act of Congress in the year 1890. It has been amended several times through legislation and executive action.
Moccasin Bend National Archeological District
Congress created Moccasin Bend National Archeological District in 2003, and added it to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
Superintendent's Compendium - February 2018
The purpose of the compendium is to provide the public and park employees with a document that lists the special designations, closures, public use limits, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority of the Superintendent.
Foundation Document Overview, 2016
The Foundation Document for Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park provides basic guidance for decision-making and management of this unit of the National Park System. In its totality, this document presents a shared understanding of the purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates for Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It also documents the desired conditions for the park, providing the broadest level of direction for management of the park based on laws and policies that guide the National Park Service.
Learn more about the various planning documents, such as General Management Plans and Cultural Landscape Reports, that help park management make informed decisions about the park's resources.