• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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    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.

America's Best Idea - Day of Service

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Date: September 4, 2009
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200

Join the National Park Service in making America’s Best Idea – the National Parks – even better. On Saturday September 26, 2009, National Public Lands Day, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in cooperation with the National Park Foundation and Take Pride in America, will begin trail improvements at the Vickery Creek unit.


The plan is to have several small trail projects that can be completed the same day. There will be a lunch provided to participants at Island Ford unit (Park Headquarters) following the work project. As part of the festivities, the park will offer a sneak preview of Ken Burns’s new documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea premiering on PBS September 27. For further information or to register please contact the park at 678-538-1200.

Did You Know?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.