On June 1, entrance fees to Point Park, part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, will increase to fund maintenance and improvement projects within the park.

Currently, a one-day entrance fee is $3; the new increase would be to $5, but would be valid for seven days from the date of purchase.

The annual Point Park pass, currently $20 would increase to $30.

“This modest increase in fees will allow us to continue to protect, preserve and share the special places here at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park with current visitors and future generations” said Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Brad Bennett. 

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According to the National Park Service, entrance fees have supported a wide range of projects that improve the park and visitor experiences, including producing the park orientation film, rehabilitating the Point Park Visitor Center and museum exhibits, restoring portions of the historic Lookout Mountain Battlefield landscape, and creating new outdoor exhibits on Orchard Knob.

Current projects include restoring mountain-top vistas and repairing the iconic New York Peace Monument at Point Park. Additional revenue from this fee increase will be used to expand visitor programs and services, restore additional portions of the 9,000-acre national park, and new, permanent exhibits at the Ochs Museum in Point Park.