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Contact: Island Ford Visitor Center, 678-538-1200
Contact: Marjorie Thomas, 678-538-1243
On July 26, 2014, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is hosting the Seventh Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash, a 6-mile float down the river from Morgan Falls Dam to Powers Island. This event is hosted in partnership with Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism. The Summer Splash is designed to bring families and persons of all ages back to the Chattahoochee River to discover how much fun it is to float the river surrounded by beautiful scenery. Participants might see an Osprey circle overhead or watch a Great Blue Heron wade in the shallows. The river banks offer bright summer wildflowers with visiting butterflies and at river’s edge tracks of muskrat, beaver, and otter often decorate the soft earth.
A FREE shuttle bus will take you from the MEAG Power parking lot at 1470 Riveredge Parkway to the start at Morgan Falls Dam from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All participants are to park their vehicle at the MEAG Power parking lot. When you finish you float to Powers Island relax while you enjoy the music. From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. a shuttle bus will take participants from Powers Island to their vehicle at the MEAG Power parking lot.
This event is free to the public, but registration is required by calling the park at 678-538-1200. Participants are welcome to bring their own raft, canoe, or kayak or to rent from any of the park’s authorized outfitters. Participants using their own boat must drop off their boat and equipment at Morgan Falls Dam in the morning, along with members of their party, prior to parking their vehicles at the MEAG Power parking lot. National Park Service volunteers will be available to help safeguard boats and equipment.