• Mist rising of the river at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • 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 »

Woodland Sunflower

Helianthus divaricatus

Woodland Sunflower

Tom Barnes, University of Kentucky

The Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus) is a perennial herb that grows 2-6 feet tall. It can be found along roadsides, in woodlands, and on rocky bluffs. Its flowers bloom from July to September and are about 2 inches in diameter. It thrives in sun or partial shade and adapts to both moist and dry soils. It is appropriate for meadows, grasslands and woodlands. Because it is aggressive, it may not be appropriate for perennial borders or other managed areas.

Did You Know?

Island Ford Visitor Center - Photo by Matt Harr

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.