• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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    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.

Slender Mountain Mint

Slender Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum tenufolium

Jeffrey Pippen, http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/nature.htm

Slender Mountain Mint (Pycananthemum tenufolium) is a minty-smelling plant that grows in clusters to about 20-30 inches tall. Its white flowers bloom from June-September and attract birds, butterflies, bumblebees, and other pollinators. It prefers moist, acidic soils and either full sun or partial shade. Look for it in dry woods, meadows, fields, and thickets. While deer enjoy eating the leaves, rubbing the leaves on your skin can provide a natural mosquito repellent.

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.