• 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.

Chattahoochee River Trail Connection Plan

This Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared for the National Park Service (NPS) to support the proposed construction of three trail connection projects within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (the park). The proposed trail connection projects are located within three of the park's units, including Bowmans Island West, Johnson Ferry South, and Cochran Shoals/Sope Creek.

Environmental Assessment (4.3 MB, PDF file)

A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been made based on the EA and other factors in the public planning record for this proposal.

Finding of No Significant Impact

To support the publication of a special regulation required to open some new trails in the Sope Creek and Johnson Ferry South units to cycling, a cost-benefit analysis was completed as part of the regulatory process.

Cost-Benefit and Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

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.