Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield has re-opened to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. The battlefield has been closed since October 1, 2013, due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.
This weekend, on Saturday, October 19, the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation is hosting the first 8K Bloody Hill Run/Walk, starting at 7:30 a.m.
Tour Road hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. until October 26, 2013. Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the battlefield being open 7 days a week. An entry permit of $5.00 per adult or $10.00 per family is required for all persons using the battlefield including walkers, joggers and bicyclists. Entering or remaining in the battlefield during other than the posted times is not permitted. Additional information can be found on the internet at www.nps.gov\wicr.