Backcountry Camping & Parking

**Trail Alerts (Updated 3/27)**

*Hamilton County
CLOSED: The Montlake Road trailhead parking area at North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area will be closed between Tuesday, March 28 through the Friday, March 31. TDOT will be making improvements to the parking area and it will re-open on Saturday, April 1.  The Natural Area may still be accessed from the Flipper Bend and Barker Pounds trailheads.

*Rhea County
OPEN: Laurel-Snow State Natural Area is open. Work crews have removed the defunct bridge that spanned Laurel Creek. We’re looking forward to a new bridge this year!

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The Cumberland Trail park rangers ask your cooperation in registering your vehicle if you plan to use overnight parking accommodations while enjoying the trail. Simply complete and submit the form below in advance of your excursion.

If another vehicle is parked at a second trailhead destination, please fill out and submit a separate form. Please provide registration as soon as possible prior to your trip.