The National Parks Service said Mountain Road at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is closed to vehicular travel due to “extremely high visitation and a lack of space for hikers, cyclists, and vehicles to maintain social distancing with each other.” 
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park road closed to cars, bikes for safety reasons

So many people are visiting Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park that officials have closed its main road to follow social distancing guidelines to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

The National Parks Service said Mountain Road is closed to vehicular travel due to “extremely high visitation and a lack of space for hikers, cyclists, and vehicles to maintain social distancing with each other,” its news release said. 

Private vehicles and cyclists will not be allowed to use the road. Hikers, however, will be allowed to walk the road. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. National Parks Service said its staff will monitor the situation and reopen the road once it’s safe for everyone.

If you want to take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy the park, you are asked to follow the social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

Please note that since the park’s Visitor Center restrooms are closed, visitors are asked to use restroom facilities before entering the park. Visit the park’s website or Facebook page for updates.  


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