Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and city, county, and state authorities.

As a reminder, CDC guidance suggests that visitors maintain social distancing standards of at least 6 feet and refrain from gathering in groups of more than 10 while experiencing the park.

Since the Recreation Field in Chickamauga Battlefield remains closed, please refrain from ALL recreational activities (e.g. baseball, Frisbee, kite flying, etc.) This is the only authorized recreational area within the national military park. In 1890, the US Congress established Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park as a place of learning and memorialization. We encourage visitors to be considerate of these hallowed grounds, including its monuments, markers, and tablets. Also, please refrain from climbing on monuments and cannon while visiting the battlefield as a show of respect to the brave soldiers who fought and died here in 1863.

If, while visiting, you need to report a law enforcement incident or suspicious activity, please call:

  • For non-emergencies, please contact the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office Communication Center
  • For emergencies, Dial 911

Thank you for visiting and for doing so responsibly.

 

As of May 15, 2020, the following areas have REOPENED:


 

Chickamauga Battlefield

  • All Roads
  • All Picnic Areas (Except the Recreation Field)
  • All Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center Restrooms (Side Door Access) : Open 8:30 am - 5 pm

Lookout Mountain Battlefield

  • All Trails
  • All Picnic Areas
  • Sanders Road
  • Cravens House Parking

Missionary Ridge

Orchard Knob

Moccasin Bend National Archeological District

  • All Trails
 

As of May 15, 2020, the following facilities and areas remain temporarily CLOSED until further notice (September 29 scheduled reopening's are in parentheses)

 

Chickamauga Battlefield

  • Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center (will reopen with limited hours, 11 am - 3 pm, starting Tuesday, September 29)
  • Wilder Brigade Monument (Tower) (will remain closed at this time due to a scheduled interior maintenance project)
  • Recreation Field (will reopen on Tuesday, September 29)
  • America’s National Parks Bookstore (will reopen, with limited hours, 11 am - 3 pm, starting Tuesday, September 29)

Lookout Mountain Battlefield

  • Point Park (will reopen on Tuesday, September 29, with the resumption of entrance fee collection using self-service automated fee machines)
  • Ochs Museum (will reopen on Tuesday, September 29)
  • Ochs Observation Deck (will reopen on Tuesday, September 29)
  • Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center (including parking lot) (will reopen with limited hours, 11 am - 3 pm, starting,Tuesday, September 29)
  • Sunset Rock Parking (will reopen on Tuesday, September 29)
  • America’s National Parks Bookstore (will reopen with limited hours, 11 am - 3 pm, starting Tuesday, September 29)

Signal Point (will reopen on Tuesday, September 29)

 

Park rangers will continue patrolling park areas in order to remind the public about CDC guidance, protect the park’s valuable cultural and natural resources, and respond to emergencies.

The NPS encourages visitors to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, including:

  • Connecting with the park via social media (www.facebook.com/chickamauganps, www.twitter.com/chickamauganps, www.instagram.com/chickamauganps).
  • Touring Chickamauga Battlefield via phone by dialing 585-672-2619 or by visiting http://chch.toursphere.com.
  • Searching for information about unit monuments, markers, or tablets, by using the the park’s “Find a Regiment” App, which is available for download in the App Store or in Google Play. This information may also be accessed via the Internet at www.pointsmap.com/chickamauga.

Last updated: September 24, 2020

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Mailing Address:

3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Phone:

706-866-9241

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