Camden National Park
Click here for a FREE audio-tour of the site which you can download to your phone. The trail is owned and maintained by Camden’s Parks and Recreation Department. A short spur takes the hiker to Zeke’s Lookout at 1, feet.
Camden National Bank
Click here for a FREE audio-tour of the site which you can download to your phone. Want to take a guided tour of the Battlefield Preserve? See tour pricing here. Over acres of the core battlefield of the Battle of Camden are owned and managed by Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt Camden.
From Camden, Camden National Park north on U. Highwaythen bear left for 2. InCamden was the oldest and largest city in the Carolina backcountry. It was strategic to both the British Army, which occupied the city, and the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Following a series of blunders before and during the Battle of Camden, the American army under command of Major General Horatio Gates was soundly defeated.
The Americans retreated in disarray and left behind many hundreds of casualties and soldiers captured. Major General Baron Johann DeKalb, a prominent German-born Continental officer, was mortally wounded during the battle and died three days later. With fewer troops, the British under Lt. General Lord Camden National Park won the battle with far fewer casualties. Captured Patriots were held, and some were executed, at the fortified town of Camden now the Broad St.
The Battlefield is open and free to the public during daylight hours. Special tours are also available! For a wonderful compendium of primary sources related to the Battle of Camden, see www.
Address: Flat Rock Rd. Every year in August, Historic Camden honors those who served and sacrificed at the devastating Battle of Camden.
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The park is located at Belfast Road, Camden, Maine. Each show manager makes the decision whether or not to cancel their event. The views of the rising cliffs above the trail, and down on Lake Megunticook below are enhanced by the mixed hardwood forest through which the trail wanders on a single contour making this a relaxing hike through a typical coastal Maine forest.