• 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.

Hyssop

Purple Giant Hyssop

Agastache scrophulariifolia

The Purple Giant Hyssop (Agastache scrophulaiifolia) is a perennial herb in the mint family. It grows 3-6 feet in height and blooms from July-September with reddish-purple flowers. It prefers moist, rich soils and can grow in either sun or shade. Its conspicuous, fragrant flowers attract butterflies, native bees, honeybees, and bumble bees. It can be found on rich woodland borders, forested floodplains, and river terraces, especially over magnesium-rich soils.

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.