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Chattahoochee River Offers Free Admission Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Monday, Jan. 21

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Date: January 16, 2013
Contact: Island Ford Visitor Center, 678-538-1200

Sandy Springs, GA: In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, on Monday, January 21, 2013, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will join all 398 national parks in waiving entrance fees.

"Whether you celebrate the life of Dr. King by taking time to help clean up along the river, learn about its history or ecology, or just enjoy a contemplative walk in the winter woods, we invite everyone to enjoy your national parks next Monday," said Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Acting Superintendent Rick Slade. Parking will be free at any of the park's 15 sites between Buford Dam and Peachtree Creek, including popular areas such as the Cochran Shoals Trail.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will waive its $3 entrance fee on eight more days in 2013: April 22-26, National Park Week; August 25, the birthday of the National Park Service; September 28, National Public Lands Day; and November 9 to 11, Veterans Day weekend.

If you are planning additional trips to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, you might consider purchasing an Annual Park Pass for $25. For trips that include multiple national parks, there is an $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands - more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents.


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.