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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    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.

Temporary Trail Closures at Cochran Shoals and Johnson Ferry North May 21 through June 1

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Date: May 14, 2012
Contact: Rick Slade, Chief of Planning and Resource Management, 678-538-1321

SANDY SPRINGS, GA: From Monday, May 21 through Friday, June 1, sections of the Cochran Shoals multi-use loop trail will be intermittently closed. The closures will only occur on week days and only affect a one mile segment of the upland (northwest) side of the trail beginning at the Columns Drive parking lot.

Over the same period of time, sections of the Johnson Ferry North riverside trail will also be intermittently closed on week days only.

The purpose of the closures is to ensure visitor safety during required maintenance of the Colonial Pipeline gas transmission easement. The maintenance work will consist of mowing and tree trimming. For more information or updates, please contact the park's visitor center at 678-538-1200 or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/chat.

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Did You Know?

Visit the Hooch!

That the word Chattahoochee is thought to come from a Muskogean word meaning "Marked Stoned." People have made the Chattahoochee River valley their home for thousands of years. The Cherokee were forced out in the 1830s as part of the "Trail of Tears".