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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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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.

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Did You Know?

Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.