• 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.


Making a purchase at the Eastern National bookstore is a great way to support the park and add to your home library. The bookstore is a part of the Visitor Contact Station located in the historic Hewlett Lodge at Island Ford. Books, postcards, and educational gift items related to the cultural and natural history and recreational opportunities of the Chattahoochee River are available in the bookstore.

The bookstore is operated by Eastern National, a non-profit organization, that benefits National Parks. See what is available for purchase online and learn more about Eastern National.

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.