Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is waiving the entrance fee on Saturday, Sept. 30 to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
During the day, ranger-guided programs lasting between 30 and 45 minutes are given at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., beginning inside the Point Park entrance gate.
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. This year’s activity is located at Chickamauga Battlefield and will focus on the walking path located at the historic Brotherton Cabin (Tour Stop 4) in Chickamauga Battlefield. Sign-up will start at 8:30 a.m. in the lower parking lot of the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.
"Come dressed for outdoor work and wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty. For safety reasons and due to the nature of the work, clothing should include long-sleeved shirts, long pants, work gloves and tennis shoes or work boots. Prepare for the sun with a cap, sunscreen, bug spray and plenty of water to drink," officials said.
For more information about Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.