• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

American Crow

American Crow

American Crow

The American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is a common and widespread bird. They travel mostly in small groups, but sometimes in large flocks. (And a group of crows is known as a "murder"!) They can be found in all open habitats: from beaches and farmlands to suburbs and open woods. At night, they form large communat roosts where thousands gather in trees. Crows construct their nests of twigs and sticks and line them with bark, grass, and moss and place them in trees. Their diet is varied- they are opportunists and eat insects, nuts, seeds, corn, fruit, bird eggs and nestlings and carrion. They are all black, including their legs and large bills. Their call is an easily recognized "caaw, caaw".

Did You Know?

Island Ford Visitor Center - Photo by Matt Harr

Hewlett Lodge was once the Summer home of Georgia Superior Court Justice Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930s, using timber from the near the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete. Today it is home to the Island Ford Visitor Center.