The Chickamauga Battlefield is a historic landmark not only in the South, but in the United States. With its 5,300 acres, the national park provides more recreational opportunities than most places in the area. While some of the park areas are restricted from recreational use, there are four designated picnic areas to bring food, play games, and enjoy the beauty of the park.

The Battlefield also contains many trails that can be used for hiking, running, or cycling. The Chickamauga Battlefield is open from 6 am until sunset and requires no fee to enter. The natural beauty and historic attributes of the park, among other things, are part of what makes Walker County such an incredible area.

There are 50 miles of walking trails contained within the park, some of which permit cycling. However, biking is allowed on all paved roads in the park. Horseback riding is also allowed on the Red, White and Blue trails.

Water activities are also available at the Chickamauga Battlefield. The West Chickamauga Creek runs through much of the park and can be explored by canoe or kayak, although motorized boats are not allowed. A launch point for the creek is located in Walker County as well, at Lee and Gordon Mills.

Chickamauga Battlefield is free to enter.


Chickamauga Battlefield
3370 Lafayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: (706) 886-9241

Chickamauga Battlefield Website
Park Hours: 6:00 a.m. to Sunset

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