Kayak Tour of Ringgold Gap and South Chickamauga Creek

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024

On Saturday, July 20 at 9 am, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga and sponsored by National Park Partners, will conduct a FREE, 4- hour, historical kayak tour through Ringgold, Georgia.

As the Confederate Army of Tennessee retreated from Missionary Ridge, the US army pursed them
to Ringgold. Here, the blue-clad soldiers assailed the Southerners of General Patrick Cleburne’s Division, tasked with holding them back. One of the US soldiers, Ambrose H. Haywad, of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry, wrote his father that “I experienced more fear and dread at Taylors Ridge than at either Chancellorsville, Antietam, or Gettysburgh.” Join us to learn about this small, yet brutal, final battle of the 1863 Chattanooga Campaign.

The following reservation and paddler requirements must be met prior to tour participation.


Participants should meet Outdoor Chattanooga staff for this tour near the Ringgold High School
softball field, off Sparks Street, in Ringgold, Ga., to be shuttled to the launch site. To make a
reservation, please visit Outdoor Chattanooga’s online catalog at NPS Interpretive Kayak Tour -
and Dread at Ringgold; | Outdoor Chattanooga or call 423-643-6888.


? Participants must be 15 years of age or older
? Participants must know how to swim
? Experience is helpful but not necessary. Shallow areas may require paddler to frequently get
in and out of the watercraft.
**Restrooms are not available at the launch points
Release Date: July 9
Contact: Kim Coons, kim_coons@nps.gov, 706-866-9241, ext. 139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
News Release

Public Information Officer
3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 30742
706-866-9241, ext. 139 - phone

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

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