National Public Lands Day is the time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, is waiving the entrance fee on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Ranger-guided programs, lasting 30 minutes, are given at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 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 volunteer activity is located at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District and will focus on re-mulching the foot trail located at the end of the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trace. Sign-up for this activity begins at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road trail head (707 Moccasin Bend Road). 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.
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 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.