• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • 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 »


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Getting Here by Car
Start your visit to the park at the Island Ford Visitor Contact Station. Here you will be able to pick up maps, as well as the latest information on the park.

Below is a map link and GPS coordinates to obtain driving directions to the Island Ford unit entrance. Click on the link and enter your current location to obtain driving directions to the park entrance. If you have a GPS unit in your vehicle, enter the GPS coordinates into your unit for driving directions to the park entrance. Once you arrive at the entrance follow the entrance road for approximately one mile to the Island Ford Visitor Contact Station.

park entrance MAP 33° 59' 40.64" N 84° 20' 2.16" W

Driving Directions to All Park Units

NOTE: Using a street address may take you to the wrong location depending on the online map service or your GPS unit. Use the map link above or enter the GPS coordinates into your GPS unit for best results.

Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy.

Did You Know?

Island Ford Visitor Center - Photo by Matt Harr

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.