• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

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?

Jones Bridge ruins - Photo by Matt Harr

Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930s. Half of the bridge was "stolen" in 1940, neighbors didn't know the workers cutting the bridge were not authorized to do so until it was too late.