• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Rising River Waters Can Kill!

    Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »

  • Call for Water Release Schedule

    With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »

Ironweed

Vernonia angustifolia

Ironweed

Ironweed, (Vernonia angustifolia) is a leafy stemmed plant that flowers from June-September. It can be found in sandy, open ground, sandy woods, pine barrens, roadsides, old fields, and dry hammocks. It grows to about 2-4 feet tall and blooms August-October with maroon flowers in branched clusters at the top of the stem. It is an excellent plant for dry, sandy perennial borders where little else will grow. It is an excellent choice for rock gardens and butterfly gardens.

Did You Know?

Jones Bridge ruins - Photo by Matt Harr

Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930s. Half of the bridge was "stolen" in 1940, neighbors didn't know the workers cutting the bridge were not authorized to do so until it was too late.