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.
Because these animals live on land but breed in and near water, you are likely to spot amphibians within or near the vicinity of the river in one of the units of the park.
To generate heat, these cold-blooded amphibians depend on the sun coming through the trees on the rocks and trails of the Chattahoochee River NRA. The waters of the river supply a comfortable breeding location as well as a place to cool down for the amphibian family.
Some of the amphibians that you are likely to encounter are frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians.
The larvae typically are aquatic breathing though gills. In the adult stages the amphibians become semi-terrestrial, breathing through lungs and through their moist, glandular skin.
Click the links below to learn more about some of the amphibians found in the park.
Did You Know?
While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.