• 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.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) grows to approximately 11 inches in length with a wingspan of about 16 inches. They are common and widespread in woods, and travel in small groups or pairs. Their diet consists of insects as well as acorns, other seeds, and also bird eggs and nestlings. Their bright blue wings and tail, blue crest and black "necklace" make them unmistakable. They construct their nests in trees of twigs, bark, leaves, and human-made objects, lined with fine rootlets. Blue Jays are unique among American jays in that they migrate regularly in autumn, when flocks of hundreds move southward on the coast and through mountains in the East.Their call is a shrill, descending "jaaaaaaaay".

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.