Rising River Waters Can Kill!
Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »
Call for Water Release Schedule
With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »
Kids Fishing Event at the Chattahoochee River NRA 6/1/04
Contact: Russell Virgilio, Park Ranger, 678-538-1220
National Park Service staff invite kids under 16 to join us on June 19th for a half-day of fishing and fisheries-related educational programs on our 1 acre pond near the Island Ford Visitor Contact Station. Come hook a catfish or bluegill while learning about aquatic habitats, fish identification, knot tying, fishing tackle selection and use, water safety, outdoor ethics, pollution, and water quality.
Fishing is for kids only (children must be supervised by an adult). The event begins at 9AM and ends at 12 noon. Limited fishing tackle and bait will be provided. Bringing your own fishing pole is suggested, but not necessary. Pre-registration is required.
Did You Know?
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.