• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    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.

Hazardous Trees Removed from Park

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Date: September 30, 2010
Contact: Visitor Information Center, 678-538-1200

Beginning October 4, a contract tree service company will be removing hazardous trees at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Trees and brush will be removed along roads and parking areas in a number of units in the park. In addition, trees and vegetation will be cleared in and around historic structures associated with the Marietta Paper Mill ruins located along Sope Creek in the Cochran Shoals unit. Removal of vegetation around the paper mill ruins and retaining walls is intended to prevent further damage to the structures from the growth of roots and limbs. Park visitors are reminded to keep a safe distance from tree felling operations and adhere to directions provided by the tree service company. 

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.