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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?

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.