• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Public Scoping Meeting to be Held

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Date: October 21, 2009
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be hosting a public scoping meeting on Thursday, October 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at park headquarters. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss an upcoming Environmental Assessment (EA) of new trail connections in three units of the park: Sope Creek, Johnson Ferry South, and Bowmans Island. The development of an Environmental Assessment is a means of ensuring the well-being of the land, and offers positive and negative impacts with various alternatives for the proposed work project. Through this public scoping meeting, you are invited to offer comments and suggestions relating to the initial project proposal, which will then guide park managers in the development of alternatives.

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.