• 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.

Switchgrass

Switchgrass

Panicum anceps

Ted Bodner @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Switchgrass, (Panicum anceps) is a native, warm season perennial and a member of the grass family. This grass grows from 2 to 4 feet tall. The seedhead is 6 to 14 inches long. Vegetative growth begins in February and is usually completed by May or June. It prefers moist to wet soil and can often be found near wetlands. Deer enjoy grazing on Switchgrass, and birds eat the seeds.

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Life Jackets Required

A U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person onboard a watercraft. Any child under the age of 13 is required to wear a PFD while the watercraft is underway. A watercraft is defined as any boat, inner tube, air mattress, or any other floating device.