• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

Float Times

From

To

Distance
(approximate)

Float time in Hours

.

Canoe

Raft

Buford Dam

Abbotts Bridge

13 miles

6-8

9-10

Abbotts Bridge

Medlock Bridge

4 miles

1-2

3-4

Medlock Bridge

Jones Bridge

3 miles

1-1.5

1.5-2

Jones Bridge

Chattahoochee River Park *

12 miles

6-8

9-12

Morgan Falls Dam

Johnson Ferry

2 miles

.5-1

1-2

Johnson Ferry

Powers Island

3.5 miles

1-3

2-4

Powers Island

Paces Mill **

3 miles

1-2

1-3


* Chattahoochee River Park is the last take out point before Morgan Falls Dam.

** Paces Mill is the last take out point in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Did You Know?

Island Ford Visitor Center - Photo by Matt Harr

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.