Rising River Waters Can Kill!
Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »
Call for Water Release Schedule
With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »
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?
The Island Ford Visitor Contact Station was once the Summer family home of former Georgia Superior Court Judge Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930's, using timber from the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete.