Free Entrance Saturday, April 16, at Point Park, on Lookout Mountain, in Celebration of National Park Week.

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Historic image of the gates of Point Park, which were constructed in 1904 and modeled after the US Army Corps of Engineers Insignia. | Image from Library of Congress.

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, is waiving the entrance fee on Saturday, April 16, 2022, to celebrate the first day of National Park Week.  

National Park Week is a presidential proclamation that provides the public a time to explore and discover the natural and cultural histories of our nation’s valued treasures. From Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, April 24, national parks throughout the country will provide special programs, events, and digital experiences. There are 423 units in the National Park System.  Take this week to discover a national park, immerse yourself in the resource, and find where your personal story lies within it. 

Visit Point Park on this fee free day to indulge in the views and scenery of the Chattanooga Valley from 2,100 feet above, hike the natural and wildlife-abounding Lookout Mountain Battlefield’s

30-miles of trails, while learning the historical significance of this area during America’s Civil War in what became known as “The Battle Above the Clouds.” During the day, park rangers will provide programs at 11am and 2pm and will also be available at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center from the hours of 8:30 am to 5 pm to answer questions and provide information about the park and the Battles for Chattanooga. 

For more information about programs 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 website at www.nps.gov/chch