Rising River Waters Can Kill!
Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »
Call for Water Release Schedule
With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »
Park Tree Planting Project Destroyed
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
On March 6, 2005, Boy Scouts from the Cherokee/Pickin District volunteered at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to plant trees at the Cochran Shoals unit near Windy Hill Parkway. The troop planted 300 trees to prevent further erosion along the stream bank due to a social trail. Ten days later, park staff found that all of the trees planted within the social trail were pulled out of the ground and discarded. Approximately 100 trees were lost from the good work that the Boy Scouts provided for the park. The signs placed along the area announcing the closure of the social trail were disregarded, but not removed.
Did You Know?
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.