Point Park

Point Park (HM13OK)

Location: Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 Hamilton County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 0.602', W 85° 20.626'

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Ahead are some of
Lookout Mountain's
finest views


The walkway beginning here leads through Point Park to historic Point Lookout, the northern most promontory of Lookout Mountain. The distance to Point Lookout is 1/4 mile, and the walking time is about 5 minutes.

The trail to Point Lookout ends at the Ochs Overlook and Museum, a stone structure perched atop the rocky cliffs. Here there are panoramic views of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River 1,300 feet below.

Point Park preserves strategic high ground captured by Union soldiers during the Battle of Lookout Mountain in 1863. Today it is part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. The New York Peace Monument, the centerpiece of the Park, symbolizes the reconciliation of North and South.

Additional information is available at the Park visitor center across the street behind you. Exhibited there is James Walker's original 30-foot-long painting of the Battle of Lookout Mountain.

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Point Park offers several fine vistas of Chattanooga and the surrounding area. There are hazardous dropoffs in the area, so please use caution and stay on walks and trails.

Overlooks in the upper part of Point Park are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs via the walk to your right. The trail to the Ochs Overlook has stairs and steep sections and is not accessible to wheelchairs.

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The Ochs Memorial Overlook shortly after it was built in 1940. The overlook is located at Point Lookout, a 5-minute walk from here.

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The entrance gate to Point Park under construction in 1904. This impressive structure - located just behind you - was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The design is based on the "castle" insignia of the Corps.
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HM NumberHM13OK
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Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:23am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651122 N 3875409
Decimal Degrees35.01003333, -85.34376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.602', W 85° 20.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 36.12" N, 85° 20' 37.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Point Park Rd, Lookout Mountain TN 37350, US
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