Entrance Fee Waived At Point Park On National Public Lands Day

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park announced the waiver of entrance fees to enter Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain, Saturday, Sept. 28.  Experience the majestic views from Chattanooga’s surrounding landscapes found in the nation’s first national military park.


All 401 national parks will offer free entrance on Saturday, Sept. 28, for National Public Lands Day.  More than 175,000 volunteers are expected at more than 2,200 sites across the country to take part in restoring the lands and facilities the public uses for recreation, education, exercise and connecting with nature.  

Officials said, "National Public Lands Day is an opportunity to celebrate the majesty of our open spaces." Visit http://www.publiclandsday.org for more information.

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706 866-9241, or Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.


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