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August 22, 2014
National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday!
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal parking fee of $3 on Monday, August 25.

July 17, 2014
Cool Off at the Seventh Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash
Come out for the coolest event of the year! Join hundreds of participants take another unforgettable float down the Chattahoochee River at this year’s Seventh Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash

April 15, 2014
Annual Pass Price Going Up from $25 to $35 on May 1, 2014
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is set to increase the price of annual park passes from $25 to $35, effective May 1, 2014. The daily pass price will remain the same at $3.

February 18, 2014
National Park Foundation Grant to Support Trail Planning in Park
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is one of five national parks across the country selected to participate in the 2014 Transportation Scholars program of the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks.

February 14, 2014
National Park Service Celebrates Presidents' Day Weekend
National Park Service Celebrates Presidents’ Day Weekend with Fee-Free Days Saturday-Monday, Feb. 15-17

January 15, 2014
National Park Service Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr., with Fee-Free Day
January 20, 2014, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) will join the other 401 units of the National Park Service in waiving entry fees as part of the National Park Service’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

November 19, 2013
"Ticket to Ride"
This fall, the National Park Service brought over 800 elementary school students on free field trips to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) through the National Park Foundation’s “Ticket to Ride” grant.

October 25, 2013
Chattahoochee River Welcomes Bill Cox as Superintendent
On Monday, October 21, Bill Cox began his new position as superintendent of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), a unit of the National Park Service managing 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River north of Atlanta.

October 17, 2013
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Reopens Today
Today park staff will be reopening all picnic areas, boat ramps, restrooms and parking lots along the 48 miles of river that makes up Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

September 26, 2013
Input Sought on Willeo Road Multi-Use Trail Construction
Members of the public and interested parties are invited to comment on an Environmental Assessment to evaluate several alternatives for improving trail connectivity and expanding recreational opportunities within the Chattahoochee River corridor along Willeo Road in Roswell, Georgia.

September 25, 2013
Chattahoochee River Celebrates National Public Lands Day with Naturalization Ceremony
In celebration of National Public Lands Day Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will host its first-ever naturalization ceremony with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

September 12, 2013
Back to School at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Teachers across the Atlanta metropolitan area have a new tool to help them engage their students in classroom and place-based learning.

August 14, 2013
Chattahoochee River NRA Superintendent Moving to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Superintendent Patty Wissinger selected as new Deputy Superintendent at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

August 14, 2013
Outfitter Concession Opportunity Announced for Next Summer
Today the National Park Service announced a business opportunity for a concession operation at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, with watercraft rentals centered at Johnson Ferry North and Powers Island.

June 07, 2013
Construction Work Near Garrard Landing to Remove Old Water Facility
As DeKalb County continues to remove its old water intake and jetty this summer, visitors at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will notice some engineering work in the river downstream of Holcomb Bridge.

May 22, 2013
This Week’s National Park Getaway
Get outdoors in the Atlanta metro area and enjoy America's first National Water Trail! We've got some great ideas for a weekend on the Hooch.

May 01, 2013
Vehicle Access Ends Today at Johnson Ferry South and Indian Trail
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will close two entrances to vehicles beginning today: Johnson Ferry South and Indian Trail. Pedestrian access will still be allowed.

April 29, 2013
National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Sandy Springs Conduct Joint Incident Management Training
When tragedy strikes, public safety officials from many agencies must cooperate to respond effectively.

April 25, 2013
We’re Looking for a Few Good Young People!
If you’re between the ages of 15 and 19 and looking for a job this summer, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area wants to hear from you!

February 27, 2013
National Park Tourism in Atlanta Metro Area Creates $208 Million in Local Economic Benefit
The three National Park Service (NPS) units in the Atlanta metropolitan area tell the stories of the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement and protect more than half of the area's public green space.

February 15, 2013
Preparations Begin for Bicyclists on Trails at Sope Creek
Beginning February 22, park staff will be installing bike barriers where the newly designated multi-use trail meets pedestrian-only trails.

February 14, 2013
Temporary Trail Detour at Cochran Shoals
Sections of the Cochran Shoals multi-use loop trail will be temporarily detoured to ensure visitor safety during required maintenance of the Colonial Pipeline gas transmission easement.

February 07, 2013
Third Graders’ Art and Nature Writing Goes on Exhibit at Island Ford
A colorful new exhibit has just opened at the Island Ford Visitor Center of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

January 16, 2013
Chattahoochee River Offers Free Admission Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Monday, Jan. 21
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.

September 17, 2012
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Brings Kids to Nature with "Ticket to Ride" Grant from National Park Foundation
CRNRA received a grant this fall to bring 750 students into the park on field trips. The grant was part of the National Park Foundation's "Ticket to Ride" program.

August 30, 2012
Interior Officials Host River Tourism Summit to Promote Chattahoochee River
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Rachel Jacobson today joined local Atlanta Metropolitan Area officials and managers of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

June 08, 2012
Chattahoochee River Offers Free Admission Tomorrow, Saturday, June 9
Get a head start on your summer fun with free admission to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Saturday, June 9.

May 21, 2012
Chattahoochee River Recognized by America’s Great Outdoors River Initiative
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and National Water Trail is one of 10 river projects across the Southeast to serve as models of the America's Great Outdoors River Initiative to conserve and restore key rivers across the nation, expand outdoor recreational opportunities and support jobs in local communities.

May 16, 2012
New Free Pass for Active Duty Military and Dependents Available at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar introduced a new annual pass for active duty service members and their families granting free access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and other public lands around the nation, including Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Military members and their dependents can pick up a pass at Island Ford Visitor Center at 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA, 30350.

May 14, 2012
Temporary Trail Closures at Cochran Shoals and Johnson Ferry North May 21 through June 1
From Monday, May 21 through Friday, June 1, sections of the Cochran Shoals multi-use loop trail will be intermittently closed.

February 29, 2012
New National Water Trails System
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today unveiled the National Water Trails System, a new network that will increase access to water-based outdoor recreation, encourage community stewardship of local waterways, and promote tourism that fuels local economies across America.

February 28, 2012
Chattahoochee River NRA = Visitors + Money + Jobs
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 3 million visitors in 2010 spent $89,784,000 at Chattahoochee River NRA and in communities near the park. That spending supported more than 1,160 jobs in the area.

December 21, 2011
Parks for the People Competition Moves to Second Round
The first round of competition in “Parks for the People: A Studio Competition to Re-imagine America’s National Parks” is complete. Teams from nine colleges and universities advanced from a field of 41 entries to design studio exercises and face a second jury review next summer.

November 21, 2011
Notice of Public Review for Upgrade and Construction of the River Access Facility at Rogers Bridge Park Environmental Assessment
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service, would like to invite the public and interested parties to comment on the recently completed draft Environmental Assessment (EA) entitled Upgrade and Construction of the River Access Facility at Rogers Bridge Park.

September 15, 2011
Chattahoochee River NRA accepts land donation from The Trust for Public Land
The historic Rogers Bridge is to provide a connection between Fulton and Gwinnett counties. A community event scheduled for September 24, National Public Lands Day, will celebrate the donation of 22 acres of land to the park.

August 08, 2011
Fourth Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash Event a Big Success
On a hot July 30th, over 625 people of all ages beat the summer heat by leisurely floating along a six mile section of the Chattahoochee River, from Morgan Falls Dam to Powers Island, for the 2011 Chattahoochee River Summer Splash.

July 22, 2011
Public Input Requested for Commercial Services Strategy Proposal
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has prepared a study, a Commercial Services Strategy, to identify opportunities to enhance the park’s mission and the visitor experience through public/private partnerships.

July 22, 2011
Fourth Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash
On July 30, 2011, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is hosting the Fourth Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash, a 6-mile float down the river from Morgan Falls Dam to Powers Island.

July 11, 2011
Public Input Requested New Business Service Plan
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is seeking public input on potential changes to commercial service operations in the park.

June 23, 2011
Working Mules Return
Pack mules will be used to accomplish a bridge reconstruction project on backcountry trails at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Hydra Engineering of Crawfordville, Florida is constructing several pre-engineered trail bridges.

May 18, 2011
Build as you go!
"Build as you go" is the theme resonating through the wetlands at Cochran Shoals as a replacement interpretive boardwalk winds its way through the swamp adjacent to the Chattahoochee River.

May 18, 2011
Sweep the Hooch Cleans the Park
What do thirteen tires, a Renault and a giant political billboard have in common?

May 06, 2011
Interstate 285 Log Jam Cleanup
Over the last couple years, an enormous pond of trash has been accumulating beneath Interstate 285 at the Powers Island unit of the park.

May 06, 2011
Earth Day Ribbon Cutting 2011
No abstract supplied.

February 28, 2011
Roswell Riverwalk Trail Connection Public Meeting
The City of Roswell, in conjunction with the National Park Service will be holding a public information open house to present alignments options for the proposed Roswell Riverwalk Trail Connection project.

February 15, 2011
Park Unit Closed, Johnsons Ferry North
The Johnson Ferry North Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is closed through Monday, February 21.

February 09, 2011
New Superintendent Selected at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Patricia M. Wissinger has been named the new superintendent of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

December 15, 2010
Notice of Public Scoping Period Willeo Road Multi-use Trail
No abstract supplied.

December 01, 2010
Celebrating Success: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and BacteriALERT Monitoring Program
No abstract supplied.

October 01, 2010
Notice of Public Review for Forsyth County Water Reclamation Facility Environmental
No abstract supplied.

September 30, 2010
Hazardous Trees Removed from Park
Trees and brush will be removed along roads and parking areas in a number of units in the park.

September 27, 2010
River Access Ramp Repair at Island Ford
Beginning Monday, September 27, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be completing repairs to the Hewlett Field river access ramp located in the park's Island Ford unit in Sandy Springs, GA.

September 21, 2010
New Sustainable Trails for Sope Creek
Beginning on September 24, 2010 there will be many positive changes occurring in the Sope Creek unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

August 11, 2010
Let’s Move Outside
We dare you to try to keep up with the Junior Rangers at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area! It’s fun and healthy to play in the parks and now National Park Junior Rangers get an extra reward for movin’ it outside.

May 07, 2010
Director Jarvis visits Chattahoochee River NRA for National Park Week
In celebration of National Park Week, the director joined a group of 95 Fifth graders from the Westminster School and participated in an environmental education field study.

April 29, 2010
Morgan Falls Bridge Information Meeting
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will conduct an informational public meeting on May 12, 2010, regarding the proposed Morgan Falls bridge and connecting trails.

April 19, 2010
Notice of Public Review for Hewlett Field Access Road Environmental Assessment
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) would like to invite the public and interested parties to comment on the recently completed draft Environmental Assessment entitled Hewlett Field Access Road Environmental Assessment.

April 17, 2010
Director of National Park Service Celebrates National Park Week at Chattahoochee River NRA
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis will visit the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area headquarters in Sandy Springs on April 20 in celebration of National Park Week.

April 15, 2010
National Park Foundation's "First Bloom" Program Plants Roots in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Area youth from Sope Creek Elementary School will be planting a garden of native plant species in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area on Saturday, April 17 as part of the National Park Foundation’s First Bloom program.

April 01, 2010
National Park Week - Entrance Fee Waived at Chattahoochee River
No abstract supplied.

February 25, 2010
Gold Branch Parking Lot Reopened
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is happy to announce that the parking lot restoration project for the Gold Branch Unit has been completed.

February 01, 2010
Notice of Public Review for Trail Connection Project
No abstract supplied.

January 29, 2010
Two New Restroom Facilities Open
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has opened two new restroom facilities, replacing facilities damaged beyond repair by last fall’s flooding.

January 12, 2010
Gold Branch Parking Lot Restoration Delayed
The National Park Service announced today that the parking lot restoration project for the Gold Branch Unit has been delayed due to inclement weather.

October 21, 2009
Public Scoping Meeting to be Held
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be hosting a public scoping meeting to discuss an upcoming Environmental Assessment (EA) of new trail connections.

October 08, 2009
Sidewalk Construction at Island Ford
On Tuesday October 13, 2009, sidewalk installation will begin at the Island Ford unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

October 05, 2009
Many Areas Open at the Chattahoochee
Park staff and volunteers have assessed the flood damages and have begun repairs and cleanup to areas in and along the Chattahoochee River.

September 30, 2009
Chattahoochee River Reopened
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area announces that the river and several land units have been reopened for visitor use.

September 23, 2009
Chattahoochee River Closure
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area announces the closure of the Chattahoochee River from Holcomb Bridge south to Peachtree Creek due to raw sewage resulting from recent flooding.

September 23, 2009
The National Parks: America's Best Idea preview
Join Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area along with the Chattahoochee Nature Center on September 26 for a day of celebration.

September 04, 2009
America's Best Idea - Day of Service
No abstract supplied.

August 20, 2009
Columns Drive Parking Lot Closed at Cochran Shoals
On Wednesday August 26, 2009, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will close the parking lot at the Columns Drive entrance to Cochran Shoals.

July 15, 2009
Columns Drive Site Work to Begin
On July 27, 2009, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will begin site work and installation for a new restroom facility at Cochran Shoals, the Columns Drive entrance.

July 14, 2009
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects
Earlier in the year, the National Park Service received funding for 800 projects totaling $750 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

July 13, 2009
Sope Creek Parking Lot Closure
The Sope Creek parking lot of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be closed for pavement repairs.

July 07, 2009
Second Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash
On July 25, 2009, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is hosting the Chattahoochee River Summer Splash, a 6-mile float down the River from Morgan Falls Dam to Powers Island.

June 01, 2009
Second Public Meeting for Proposed Bike / Pedestrian Bridge At Morgan Falls Dam
No abstract supplied.

April 16, 2009
Public Meeting for Proposed Bike / Pedestrian Bridge At Morgan Falls Dam
No abstract supplied.

April 08, 2009
Notice of Public Review for McGinnis Ferry Road Bridge Replacement Environmental Assessment
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) would like to invite the public and interested parties to comment on the recently completed draft Environmental Assessment (EA) entitled McGinnis Ferry Road Bridge Replacement.

February 23, 2009
Sope Creek Trail Re-Routes
On February 24, 2009, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will begin work on limited re-routes of four sections of trails in the Cochran Shoals unit. 

February 23, 2009
Notice of Public Review for Island Ford Trail Extension Environmental Assessment
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area would like to invite the public and interested parties to comment on the recently completed draft Environmental Assessment entitled Island Ford Unit Trail Extension Environmental Assessment. 

September 29, 2008
Buford Dam Lower Pool Park Closed for Repairs
The Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier announced today that the Lower Pool Park, located below Buford Dam, will be closed 2-3 weeks due to road maintenance.

September 22, 2008
General Management Plan Feedback
The National Park Service appreciates your comments on the Supplemental Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and would like your feedback.

April 07, 2008
Notice of Public Environmental Review
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area would like to invite the public to comment on the recently completed draft Environmental Assessment entitled Chattahoochee River Docks Environmental Assessment.

November 30, 2007
"Holiday in the National Parks" Celebrated at the White House
No abstract supplied.

October 31, 2007
Protect Your National Park - Be A Trail Blazer Volunteer
No abstract supplied.

October 04, 2007
Restrooms Closed at Cochran Shoals
The restrooms at the Cochran Shoals unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area are closed due to plumbing problems.

August 15, 2007
Chattahoochee River NRA 5th Annual Summer Festival
Come celebrate health and vitality at the 5th Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Festival August 25th and 26th.

June 21, 2007
Temporary Take Out at Paces Mill
No abstract supplied.

June 14, 2007
Alligator Spotted in Chattahoochee River
Metro Atlanta got a rare visitor Tuesday, at least one alligator hanging out in the Chattahoochee River.

June 13, 2007
2007 Race and Festival Help Out the Hooch
Atlanta Journal article about 2007 Chattahoochee River Race and Festival.

March 26, 2007
Illegal Dumping Not Tolerated in National Parks
Illegal dumping in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has been a chronic problem for many areas of the national park.

February 07, 2007
Great Backyard Bird Count in your National Park 2007
No abstract supplied.

January 03, 2007
New Trail Maps at the Chattahoochee River NRA
Over the coming months, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be putting in place updated trail maps that more accurately show visitors the extensive trail system that exists right in their own backyards.

December 15, 2006
Preserve Park Resources, Recycle Your Christmas Trees
No abstract supplied.

November 29, 2006
Wanted: Volunteers to Hike Trails. Become a Trailblazer Today!
No abstract supplied.

November 28, 2006
Georgia State Parks Revising Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
How do Georgia’s diverse citizens envision outdoor recreation in the future? Are they satisfied with the availability of horse trails and hiking trails? Do they have enough fields for their kids to play soccer or softball? Are they more interested in wildlife watching or fishing opportunities? And what steps should be taken now so that Georgia meets those needs 20 years in the future? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working with the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute and other partners to answer these questions while updating the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

August 31, 2006
Chattahoochee River Summer Festival 2006 a Success!
No abstract supplied.

August 17, 2006
Chattahoochee Cleanup Nets 100 Pounds of Debris
Seven volunteers, ages 14 to 57, had shown up at Up the River Outfitters in Sugar Hill on Tuesday morning to join the first cleanup collaboration between the recreational business and sports superstore REI.

July 26, 2006
Chattahoochee River Summer Festival 2006
Come celebrate health and vitality at the 4th Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Festival August 26 and 27, 2006. 

July 17, 2006
Be a Trail Blazer Volunteer
Protect your National Park, become a Trail Blazer Volunteer today!

July 14, 2006
Chattahoochee River Improves Seven Boat Ramp Locations
“A number of locations along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be under construction through next spring,” said Superintendent Kevin Cheri

March 03, 2006
Whooping Cranes Seek Respite Along Chattahoochee River
On Thursday, March 2nd, park employees spotted three whooping cranes (Grus americana) within Chattahoochee River NRA.

February 09, 2006
New Trail Construction at Paces Mill
The trail leading to Rottenwood Creek at Paces Mill will be closed from February 13 to June 1, 2006.

August 12, 2005
2005 Chattahoochee River Summer Festival - Healthy Parks - Healthy Living Trails Walks
The Chattahoochee River’s Summer Festival will take place Saturday, August 27th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 28th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine!

August 11, 2005
2005 Chattahoochee River Summer Festival - Environmental Artist Tim Hunter
Renowned environmental artist, Tim Hunter, will exhibit some of his latest art work at the 2005 Chattahoochee River Summer Festival on Saturday, August 27th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 28th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

August 10, 2005
2005 Chattahoochee River Summer Festival - Blacksmith Michael Leggett
Noted blacksmith artist, Michael Leggett, demonstrate his creative talents at the 2005 Chattahoochee River Summer Festival on Saturday, August 27th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 28th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

July 22, 2005
Partial Park Closure due to Water Main Break 7/22/05
At 5:20 a.m. this morning, a 54" water main located within park boundaries at Cochran Shoals broke causing a 25' x 25' hole with up to 500,000 gallons of water released onto the park grounds.

July 22, 2005
Georgia Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership
Georgia CWRP, under the leadership of Oldcastle, Inc., CH2M Hill, and ENSR, is working with the National Park Service on a Natural Systems Enhancement Project at the Johnson Ferry Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

March 31, 2005
Park Tree Planting Project Destroyed
A Boy Scout troop planted 300 trees to prevent further erosion along the stream bank due to a social trail. Ten days later, park staff found that all of the trees planted within the social trail were pulled out of the ground and discarded.

January 06, 2005
Illegal Dumping at the Chattahoochee River 1/6/05
Red Fern Tree Service of Roswell, was caught in the act of dumping woodchips in the parking lot at the Island Ford Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

December 15, 2004
Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies 12/15/04
A park visitor was bit by a rabid coyote while walking his dog on Sunday, December 12.

September 20, 2004
Storm Damage Cleanup Efforts Underway at Chattahoochee River NRA 9/20/04
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area sustained major storm damage from Hurricane Ivan.

August 24, 2004
New Volunteer Hiking Patrol at the Chattahoochee River NRA 8/24/04
Join the new volunteer hiking patrol for the National Park Service.

August 17, 2004
Chattahoochee River Receives $10,000 for BacteriAlert Program 8/17/04
The Trust for Public Land Chattahoochee River Land Campaign (TPL) donated $10,000 to help sustain the program through the end of the fiscal year. This is the third year that TPL has donated to the program, reaching a total contribution of $30,000.

July 13, 2004
National Park Service to Reconsider Draft Management Plan for Chattahoochee River 7/13/04
No abstract supplied.

June 30, 2004
Deadline for Public Comment on National Park Service General Management Plan 6/30/04
The National Park Service is accepting public comment on the draft General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement until July 30.

June 30, 2004
Park Closes Gold Branch Unit 6/30/04
Heavy rains have closed one of the hiking areas at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

June 01, 2004
Kids Fishing Event at the Chattahoochee River NRA 6/1/04
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.

April 19, 2004
New Volunteer Hiking Patrol at the Chattahoochee River NRA 4/19/04
Join the new volunteer hiking patrol for the National Park Service.

February 12, 2004
Major Fish Kill at Rottenwood Creek 2/12/04
Thousands of fish are dead in Rottonwood Creek, along with salamanders and other organisms.

October 29, 2003
Abbotts Bridge Reopened 10/29/03
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has reopened the Abbotts Bridge Unit, as of October 24, 2003.

August 11, 2003
25th Anniversary Birthday Bash 8/11/03
You are invited to come together with the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in celebrating its twenty-fifth year of existence.

June 19, 2003
Paces Mill and Gold Branch Units Reopen 6/19/03
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has reopened Paces Mill and Gold Branch, which were recently closed due to flooding and raw sewage spills.

June 18, 2003
Park Closes Gold Branch Unit 6/18/03
Day two of heavy rains have closed another hiking area at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

June 17, 2003
Raw Sewage Spills Close Paces Mill 6/17/03
Heavy rains have once again caused the sewer lines along the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries to overflow causing raw sewage to spill into surrounding park lands.

May 19, 2003
New Phone Number for Chattahoochee River NRA 5/19/03
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has a new phone number. The existing phone number, (770)399-8070, has been changed to (678)538-1200.

May 19, 2003
Abbotts Bridge Unit Closed 5/19/03
Abbotts Bridge Unit, a popular area along the forty-eight mile Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area river corridor, is closed due to a bridge failure.

May 12, 2003
Paces Mill Site Clean Up Complete and Re-opened 5/12/03
On May 7, 2003 the Paces Mill area of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area was temporarily closed due to concern for visitor safety. This section is now reopened to the public.

May 07, 2003
Visitor Safety a Concern at Chattahoochee River NRA Due to Raw Sewage Spills 5/7/03
Concern for visitor safety became a top priority at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area this week.

March 06, 2003
Raw Sewage Spills at Paces Mill and Vickery Creek 3/6/03
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has closed the Paces Mill and Vickery Creek areas of the park due to raw sewage spills.

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