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Chattahoochee River Improves Seven Boat Ramp Locations

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Date: July 14, 2006
Contact: Nancy Poe, 678-538-1241

“A number of locations along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be under construction through next spring,” said Superintendent Kevin Cheri.

 In late June, the Chattahoochee River NRA began a year long river access construction project to improve the boat ramps. 

 The nature of this project has a high level of complexity, due to fluctuation with weather and the river flow and velocity. Therefore, the schedulemay change during the course of construction. The projected schedule below represents the park staff’s best efforts to anticipate the course and sequence of this project.

Location                                                                              Construction Dates

Palisades Sandy Point Step Down Ramp                              mid June-late July

Whitewater Creek Step Down Ramp                                   late July–late August

Settles Bridge Step Down Ramp                                          late August–mid October

Jones Bridge Boat Ramp                                                     mid October–late November

Johnson Ferry Boat Ramp                                                   early December-late January  

Abbotts Bridge Boat Ramp                                                  late January-Mid March

Paces Mill Boat Ramp                                                          mid March-early May

Throughout the time of construction, access points will be closed to all public use and alternative points will need to be utilized for river access or egress. During construction of the Paces Mill location, alternative access will be established for public use in the same general location.

“Everything is being done to keep river access disruptions to a minimum,” said Cheri. “I encourage our park visitors to contact me if they have any questions or concerns.” 

For more information, please view the most current schedule or call 678-538-1210 or email CHAT_Superintendent@nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.