Hours of Operation
The Resaca Battlefield Park is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The operating hours are seasonal.
From April 1 through October 31 the hours are from 7am to 8pm. From November 1 through March 31 the hours are from 8am to 5pm.
*Disclaimer – hours and dates subject to change without notice*
- If possible, always carry a cell phone.
- Please, do not play on cannons, these are original pieces and can be dangerous if and when you fall off.
- Explosives, fireworks, swords, machetes, paintball guns and other combat type weapons are not permitted at any time. Due to recent changes in Federal law, some concealed weapons are now permitted in certain areas of the park.
- Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
- STAY ALERT at all times!
- If you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.
- Hunting is NEVER permitted.
- All state and federal traffic laws are applicable on Battlefield roadways and parking lots.
- Share the road with all road users.
- Bicycles are permitted on paved surfaces only.
- Use of metal detectors is prohibited.
- Alcohol is prohibited.
- Do not hike or run alone.
- Hike only along marked trails.
- The trail is open to non-motorized users.
- Be a good hiker, use trail etiquette.
- Trail users must stay on trails. No trespassing on private property.
- Visitation to the Battlefield should be conducted only during the posted operating hours.
- Always know where you are in the Battlefield. In case of an emergency, this will expedite response time.
- Do not ingest alcohol before your hike. This will increase your chances of dehydration during the hotter months.
- Wearing headphones makes the run/walk more enjoyable but lessens your ability to hear what is going on around you.
- Wear proper hiking attire that is weather sensible.
- Always keep your pet on a leash and it must be attached securely to you in some way-this is for your safety, the safety of your pet, Battlefield visitors and wildlife.
- Letting pets run loose in the woods may disturb poisonous snakes and wildlife which may not approve of the intrusion.
- Resist the urge to pick up any snakes you may see along the roadway or trails. Copperheads are poisonous and inhabit many areas of the Battlefield.
- Do not approach or feed wildlife.
Resaca Battlefield Historic Site
183 Resaca Lafayette Road NW Resaca, GA 30735
Just west of I-75 off of exit 320
“When the campaign for Georgia began in early May 1864, the Civil War was already three years old, and entering its last year. Rapidly pushing south from Tennessee into North Georgia throughout of the spring and summer of 1864, Federal forces captured Atlanta and destroyed the vital Confederate railroad network before embarking on the March to the Sea. By Christmas of that year, the coastal city of Savannah lay in Union hands. The successful conclusion of the Georgia Campaign shattered the economic infrastructure and military capabilities of the Confederate forces in the Western Theater of operations and ensured the final Union victory over the Southern Confederacy. Resaca was the first major fight of that campaign.” – excerpt from the Intensive Archaeological Investigations of 46 Acres for Proposed Park Improvements, Resaca Battlefield by New South Associates – Read More
The Resaca Battlefield Historic Site is maintained by Gordon County Government.
For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 706-629-4435.