• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Columns Drive Site Work to Begin

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Date: July 15, 2009
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200

On July 27, 2009, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will begin site work and installation for a new restroom facility at Cochran Shoals, the Columns Drive entrance. While work is being completed, portions of the parking lot will be periodically closed with physical barriers to prevent visitor parking which might interfere with utility work. Approximately one-quarter of the lot may be closed at a given time. The scheduled operations are expected to last approximately 60-90 days.

Did You Know?

Island Ford Visitor Center - Photo by Matt Harr

Hewlett Lodge was once the Summer home of Georgia Superior Court Justice Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930s, using timber from the near the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete. Today it is home to the Island Ford Visitor Center.