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Crawfish Spring

A historic spring that played a crucial role in the region's development.

During the September 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, Crawfish Spring was the primary source of water for both Union and Confederate soldiers. Today, during the annual September War Between The States Day, Civil War reenactors use the area around the spring as a camp and demonstration site. The spring, no longer used as a city water source, has been converted to a lovely public park complete with picnic tables, swings and gazebo. Parking is free along Cove Road and the spring is open for all to enjoy at no charge.

Waters of History


218 Cove Rd, Chickamauga, GA 30707, USA

Spring Significance

Revel in the natural beauty of Crawfish Spring, a source of life and legend. Once a vital water source and a gathering place, today it stands as a serene spot for relaxation and reflection. Let the gentle flow of water soothe your senses and the history of the place inspire you.

Crawfish Spring has quenched the thirst of many, from Native Americans to Civil War soldiers. Discover the spring's role in local legends, its significance in the Battle of Chickamauga, and its continued importance.

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