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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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River Access Ramp Repair at Island Ford

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Date: September 27, 2010
Contact: Visitor Information Center, 678-538-1200

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. The existing concrete ramp was badly damaged during flood events in September of 2009 and has continued to degrade over the past year. The ramp will be out of service for approximately 10 days and, barring unexpected setbacks, should be available for use by the weekend of October 8. For more information on the project, please contact Rick Slade at 678-538-1321.

Did You Know?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.