• 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.

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

NPS Wildlife Camera Photo

The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is the most commonly found bird in the park. It can be found in mature deciduous woods. It feeds on insects and seeds, and often forages in groups or pairs. They create their nests of mosses, hair, grasses, leaves, cotton, bark strips, or other similar materials in natural caviites. In late winter or early spring, familial flocks break up and the male starts singing to defend his breeding territory of 2-5 acres. They are gray birds with black on the forehead and a white or buff-colored chest. Adults are about 5-6.5 inches long, with a wingspan of about 9.75 inches. Their song is commonly heard, a droppnig whistle of "peter peter peter peter".

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.