• 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

  • 11/24/2012

    Location: 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA 30350 | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: $3 Daily Park Pass or $25 Annual Park Pass Contact Name: Island Ford Visitor Contact Station Contact Phone Number: 678-538-1200

Meet in Hewlett Lodge where ranger Larisa and volunteer Penny will lead children in a high-energy performance of the Cherokee legend: Why the Opossum's Tail is Bare. Complete with musical instruments representative of Southeastern American Indian tribes, costumes, and props,this dramatic and interactive storytelling session is a fun, creative way for kids to learn about American Indian culture and heritage.

After the story, Ranger Larisa will lead a one-hour walk along the river trail to a natural rock shelter with a long history (over10,000 years) of human use.  Along the way, we will stop to discuss the bountiful natural resources, still found along the Chattahoochee River today, which the Cherokee and their predecessors once depended on for survival.

Make sure you're dressed for the weather. The first half of the program will be indoors. Wear comfortable outdoor clothes and sturdy shoes for the walk. Bring a day pack with a bottle of water and a camera to capture the moment. 

Note: The $3 Daily Park Pass is not required for vehicles displaying a current Annual Park Pass or an America the Beautiful Pass!

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

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