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 »
Location: 3760 Paper Mill Road SE, Marietta, GA 30067 | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Fee Information: FREE, Entrance Fee Waived due to National Park Week Contact Name: Island Ford Visitor Contact Station Contact Phone Number: 678-538-1200
Join the Georgia Botanical Society and National Park Service naturalist, Jerry Hightower for a walk through a beautiful hardwood forest amidst native ferns, flowering shrubs, and wildflowers.We should see an abundance of Mayapple, Trillium, Toothwort, and many other spring wildflowers along with a diversity of ferns and shrubs.We will discuss the American Indian and Colonial uses of some of our wonderful native plants.Imagine this area as farm fields instead of forest as we walk along the traces of nineteenth century farm roads. Look for paw prints of the many species of wildlife that thrive here and perhaps see a salamander or two.
Dress for the weather; wear very comfortable hiking shoes and dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. Don't forget drinking water, binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera!
Note: The park entrance fee is not required for this walk in celebration of National Park Week.
Reservations are required; please call 678-538-1200 to make your reservation, space is limited!