• 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.

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?

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.