• Mist rising of the river at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    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 »

Event Details

  • 04/20/2013

    Location: 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022 | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM Fee Information: FREE, $3 entrance fee waived. Contact Name: Island Ford Visitor Contact Station Contact Phone Number: 678-538-1200

Join the National Park Service for a celebration of the beginning of Earth Week with a spring walk through the floodplain forest along the beautiful Chattahoochee River. Our trail will take us past beautiful wildflowers, ferns, and native shrubs. Discover fascinating facts and a fable or two about how American Indians and early settlers used plants for food, medicine, and dye. This area is an excellent site to observe wildlife and wildlife sign. This loop trail can be accessed anytime from the public parking at the Jones Bridge unit.

Dress for the weather; wear comfortable outdoor clothes and shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Layer your clothes so you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. You may wish to bring binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera.

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

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