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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Park Closes Gold Branch Unit 6/30/04

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Date: June 30, 2004
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241

Heavy rains have closed one of the hiking areas at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The entrance road at Gold Branch, located off of Lower Roswell Road, is heavily eroded due to excessive rainfall over the past two weeks.

Park staff are standing by to re-grade the entrance road once the rains subside. Until then, the Gold Branch area will remain closed.

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.