• 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.

Replace/Rehabilitate Hewlett Field River Access

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area desires to improve access to shared resources at the Island Ford unit of the park. The purpose of the design-build for Hewlett Field Access Road Improvement Project is to provide concessionaires and park visitors an improved public access road to Hewlett Field and the boat launch area. This project would provide a well-designed, sustainable access road to the Hewlett Field area of the Island Ford unit of the park. The current access road is gravel, poorly routed, incongruously contoured, and used only as an emergency/administrative access to the field. The design-build project also includes grading and improvements to a portion of the walking trail near the visitors contact station. The completed project would improve the walking trail to provide better access and facilitate the use of the river access point by individuals and groups.

Hewlett Field Access Road Draft EA (4.0 MB, PDF file)

Did You Know?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.