Basic Information

1998 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

To find the Island Ford Visitor Center enter the physical address listed above into your GPS unit or your favorite map software.

Park Hours

The park lands and waters are open for day-use only from dawn to dusk year round. Dawn is defined as 30 minutes before legal sunrise and dusk is defined as 30 minutes after legal sunset. The sunrise and sunset hours are posted at the information kiosk located throughout the park.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset

Summers typically consist of long spells of warm, humid weather. Average highs are in the lower 90's and overnight lows range from the upper 60's to lower 70's. Winters are more variable with highs averaging from the mid 50's to lower 60's while the lows average in the mid 30's. Oftentimes, stretches of mild weather will alternate with cold spells. Spring and Autumn seasons are characterized by much variability from day to day and from year to year.

Entrance Fees:

Daily Entrance Fee - $3.00

The Daily Entrance Fee is valid for the date of payment! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable. Proof of payment of a Daily Entrance Fee is a Daily Park Pass which must be displayed from the inside rear-view mirror, or on the dashboard, of your vehicle. Make sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside.

Annual Entrance Fee - $35.00

The Annual Entrance Fee is valid for one year from the month of purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable. Proof of payment of an Annual Entrance Fee is an Annual Park Pass which must be hung from the inside rear-view mirror, or placed on the dashboard, of your vehicle. Make sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside.

Entrance Passes:

Daily Park Pass - $3.00

The Daily Park Pass is valid only for the day it is purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable. The Daily Park Pass must be hung from the inside rear-view mirror, or placed on the dashboard, of your vehicle making sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside. If you feel like you will visit the park more than once a month then consider purchasing an Annual Park Pass.

Annual Park Pass - $35.00

The Annual Park Pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable. The Annual Park Pass must be hung from the inside rear-view mirror, or placed on the dashboard, of your vehicle making sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside. For additional information about park passes visit https://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/fees.htm

Island Ford Visitor Center

The Island Ford Visitor Center is located in the historic Hewlett Lodge. Here you will be able to purchase your Annual Park Pass as well as the any of the passes in the America The Beautiful series. While there pick up maps, obtain the latest information on the park, or pick up a souvenir from the Eastern National store.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Phone:

(678) 538-1200

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