• 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.

Weather

Temperature
The area experiences all four seasons. Summers typically consist of long spells of warm and humid weather. Average afternoon high temperatures are in the lower 90s Readings of 90 or higher can be expected on 70 to 80 days. Overnight lows usually range from the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Temperatures during winter months are more variable. Oftentimes, stretches of mild weather will alternate with cold spells. Winter high temperatures average in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Lows average in the mid 30s. Lows of 32 degrees or lower can be expected on 40 to 50 days.

Spring and Autumn seasons are characterized by much variability from day to day and from year to year. The average date of first freeze is in mid-November. The average date of the last freeze in the spring is in mid to late March.

Precipitation
A measurable amount of rain falls on about 120 days each year, the average annual total amount averaging between 45 and 50 inches. As for snowfall, the average annual total is less than one inch.

Averaging over many years, the driest months are September and October with March being the wettest month. Thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months. In a typical year, thunder will be heard on 50 to 60 days.

Did You Know?

Life Jackets Required

A U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person onboard a watercraft. Any child under the age of 13 is required to wear a PFD while the watercraft is underway. A watercraft is defined as any boat, inner tube, air mattress, or any other floating device.