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The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.


National Military Park (9)

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia & Tennessee

3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: (706) 866-9241
Description: Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, located in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, preserves the sites of two major battles of the American Civil War: the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign.

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, Virginia

120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Phone: (540) 693-3200
Description: Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is a unit of the National Park Service in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and elsewhere in Spotsylvania County, commemorating four major battles in the American Civil War: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania.

Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 334-1124
Description: The Gettysburg National Military Park protects and interprets the landscape of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the park is managed by the National Park Service. The properties include most of the Gettysburg Battlefield, many of the battle's support areas during the battle, and several other non-battle areas associated with the battle's aftermath and commemoration, including the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, North Carolina

2332 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: (336) 288-1776
Description: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, at 2332 New Garden Road in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, commemorates the Battle of Guilford Court House, fought on March 15, 1781. This battle opened the campaign that led to American victory in the Revolutionary War.

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Alabama

11288 Horseshoe Bend Road
Daviston, AL 36256
Phone: (256) 234-7111
Description: Over 800 Upper Creeks died defending their homeland. This was the largest loss of life for Native Americans in a single battle in the history of United States. On August 9, 1814, the Creeks signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson, which ceded 23 million acres of land in Alabama and Georgia to the United States government.

Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina

2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: (864) 936-7921
Description: Kings Mountain National Military Park is a National Military Park near Blacksburg, South Carolina, along the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The park commemorates the Battle of Kings Mountain, a pivotal and significant victory by American Patriots over American Loyalists during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War.

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arkansas

15930 E Hwy 62
Garfield, AR 72732
Phone: (479) 451-8122
Description: Pea Ridge National Military Park is a United States National Military Park located in northwest Arkansas near the Missouri border. The park protects the site of the Battle of Pea Ridge, fought March 7 and 8, 1862. The battle was a victory for the Union, and helped it gain control of the crucial border state of Missouri.

Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee

1055 Pittsburg Landing Rd
Shiloh, TN 38376
Phone: (731) 689-5696
Description: Shiloh National Military Park preserves the American Civil War Shiloh and Corinth battlefields. The main section of the park is in the unincorporated town of Shiloh, about 9 miles south of Savannah, Tennessee, with an additional area located in the city of Corinth, Mississippi, 23 miles southwest of Shiloh.

Vicksburg National Military Park, Louisiana & Mississippi

3201 Clay St
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Phone: (601) 636-0583
Description: Vicksburg National Military Park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, waged from March 29 to July 4, 1863. The park, located in Vicksburg, Mississipp, also commemorates the greater Vicksburg Campaign which led up to the battle.

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