• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Park Unit Closed, Johnsons Ferry North

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Date: February 15, 2011
Contact: Park Headquarters, 678-538-1200

The Johnson Ferry North Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is closed through Monday, February 21. Due to unexpected work being performed by Colonial Pipeline at the unit, the park staff deemed the area to be unsafe for park visitors. Colonial will be encasing the pipeline underneath Johnson Ferry Rd. Unless there are any unforeseen problems that arise, Johnson Ferry North should be re-opened on Tuesday, February 22.

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.