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 »
Getting Here by Car
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.
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.
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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.