• 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.

Swamp Sunflower

Swamp Sunflower

Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)

Steve Christman, http://www.floridata.com/ref/H/heli_ang.cfm

Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius) is a perennial herb that grows up to 6 feet tall. Its disk flowers are purplish-brown and are surrounded by golden ray flowers with a diameter of 2-3 inches. From its common name, we can tell about what habitat the Swamp Sunflower likes best. It prefers wet soil (hense the "swamp") and full sun ("sunflower"). Its native habitat is in floodplains and in bottomlands. It blooms later in the year, and brings a cheerful splash of color in late summer and well into the fall while many other plants are dying back. Swamp Sunflower is also a food source for birds and native bees.

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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.