Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP is a great place to experience the outdoors, take a walk, and find quiet contemplation. Learn more about the following outdoor activities:
Each battlefield has hiking trails, ranging from short walks to multi-mile hikes.
Bicycles, and e-bikes 750 and under, are permitted along all park roads but are best used on interior park roads. Biking is not permitted on trails. The following roads are popular for biking:
Picnicking is allowed in the following locations (a permit is required for groups larger than 10 people):
*Formally established picnic areas with tables. These areas are the only places where containerized fuel stoves are allowed.
Capturing the park scenery through art or photography can be a powerful way to connect with this place. If visiting the park for this purpose make sure not to disrupt other visitors' ability to experience the battlefield by blocking walkways or access to different locations.
Photography for personal use is allowed throughout the park, however, there are many locations and circumstances under which photography activities require a permit. Learn more about permits.
Rules & Regulations
While we encourage the use of the park as a space for recreation and reflection, the preservation and protection of park resources as a hallowed ground is our first and foremost priority. As such outdoor activities are restricted in the park.
View the Superintendent's Compendium for more details about park rules.
Last updated: April 5, 2023