• 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.

Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies 12/15/04

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Date: December 15, 2004
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241

A park visitor was bit by a rabid coyote while walking his dog on Sunday, December 12. The incident occurred at the Sope Creek location of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Cobb County Police were first to respond and isolated the coyote until Cobb County Animal Control arrived to retrieve the animal. The park visitor received a small bite wound and will now proceed with the series of rabies shots. Park visitors are advised to stay clear of the wildlife while enjoying the park. For more information, please contact 678-538-1200.

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Hickory Horned Devil

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