• 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.

Red Chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia

Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.

Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) is a common shrub that grows 6-12 feet high. In spring, the plant grows clusters of white, five-petaled flowers. In summer, dark green, glossy leavesappear and consistently turn a rich, orange-red in fall. Also appearing in fall are the bright red, pear-shaped, berries. The underside of the leaves are densely covered in hairs.

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.