• 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.

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa

NPS photo

Rough-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa) is native to the Eastern United States. It is a member of the aster family and is a perennial which grows from 1-6 feet high. Because goldenrod attracts a wide variety of insects, it is beneficial to insectivorous birds. It prefers full sun to light shade, moist conditions, and soil that is sandy, loamy, or gravelly with a slightly acid pH. Look for blooms from July to October in fields, roadsides, and borders of woods.

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Life Jackets Required

A U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person onboard a watercraft. Any child under the age of 13 is required to wear a PFD while the watercraft is underway. A watercraft is defined as any boat, inner tube, air mattress, or any other floating device.