• 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 »

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    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 »

Mountain Mint

Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum incanum

Ted Bodner @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum incanum) is a perennial herb that grows 3-6 feet in height. It is minty smelling and has stiff, four-sided stems with terminal flowers. This plant is easy to grow- it likes full sun to partial shade, low to medium water usage, and a wide variety of soils. Its leaves are an attractive silvery color and are more ornamentally valued than the flowers, which are small, white to lavender purple-spotted, clustered around the top of the plant, and bloom in June and July. Mountain Mint is benefecial in that its fragrant foliage attracts butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees, and other pollinators.

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.