• 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.

Program Cancellation Policy

Programs listed in the park's seasonal program brochures must be scheduled months in advance of their printing. As the season arrives we may find that we have a shortage of staff and may have to cancel some programs. First we try to find a qualified volunteer to conduct the program. If we are unable to schedule a volunteer we will cancel the program and note the cancellation on the website.

Once a person has registered for a program it may be cancelled for one of the following two reasons.

  1. If fewer than five people are registered two days before the scheduled program.
  2. If lightning or thunder is present at or during the program it will be cancelled.

In case of a cancelled program, park staff will contact registrants who provided a phone number or e-mail at the time of registration. If a method of contacting a registrant is not available, registrant may check the park's website no more than 24 hours before the scheduled start time.

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.