Rising River Waters Can Kill!
Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »
Call for Water Release Schedule
With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »
New Bee Species Found in Park
August 31, 2011
To date, 5, and possibly 7, new species of bees have been identified during a pollinator study at the Cochran Shoals unit of the park. Thanks to Melina Duran, a volunteer with the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) of the National Park Service and a student of Engineering in Agroecology from the University of Chapingo in Mexico, the new species are also new records for the state of Georgia! The study is collaboration among CRNRA, SERO, the NPS Washington Office, the United States Geological Survey, and the Coevolution Institute. The identification process has just begun and many samples have yet to be identified. Stay tuned as more information comes in!
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Did You Know?
The Island Ford Visitor Contact Station was once the Summer family home of former Georgia Superior Court Judge Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930's, using timber from the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete.