• 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 »

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    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 »

Event Details

  • 08/28/2013

    Location: south end of Mill Street, Roswell, GA 30075 | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: FREE Contact Name: Island Ford Visitor Contact Station Contact Phone Number: 678-538-1200

Join park ranger Jerry Hightower for a walk back in time and stroll from the historic Roswell Mill building past the brick machine shop and along Vickery Creek. Learn the stories behind the old stone walls and rusted remnants of this once bustling industrial area. Become acquainted with many of the plants along the easy path that were used by the first inhabitants and settlers for food, medicine, and dye. There may be a fable or two mixed in with the many fascinating facts, this is an easy and enjoyable ways to gain a better understanding of this small part of the Chattahoochee watershed's rich and diverse history.

Dress for the weather; wear comfortable outdoor clothes and shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Don't forget drinking water, insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars, magnifying glass, camera, notebook, and pencil!

Reservations are required; please call 678-538-1200 to make your reservation, space is limited!

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