Getting Here By Car

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Start your visit to the park at the Hewlett Lodge Visitor Center located in the Island Ford unit in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Here you will be able to obtain a Park Pass or an America the Beautiful Pass. View the exhibits about the park and pick up the free Junior Ranger Books and hiking maps and get all your questions about the park answered by the park ranger on duty. And don't forget to pick up a souvenir or two from the Eastern bookstore.

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

Physical Address
8800 Roberts Drive
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350
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Once you have arrived at 8800 Roberts Drive turn onto Island Ford Parkway at the large Island Ford entrance sign. Follow the signs to the Park Headquarters where the visitor center is located.

If you are looking for directions to one of the 14 other units that make up the park visit our Driving Directions to All Park Units page.

 

Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy.

 

Parking Lots At Island Ford

For visitor and employee safety, all park lands and waters are closed. This includes all parking lots in the park. Park closures will be reassessed in two weeks. Visitors are encouraged to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines for public spaces related to COVID-19. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media channels. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support during this time.

Hewlett Lodge Parking Lots

33.98708, -84.325527
SPACES
63 Total
0 Oversized
Coronavirus - (COVID - 19) The parking lot, trails and river access has been restored at this location. For visitor and employee safety, buildings, restrooms, shelters, and picnic area will remain closed until further notice. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media channels. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support during this time.
CRNRA Daily Pass
The CRNRA Daily Pass is valid for the date of purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable.
Cost: $5.00
CRNRA Annual Pass
The CRNRA Annual 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.
Cost: $40.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 5
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 1
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 63
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Hewlett Pond Parking Lot

33.988788, -84.325319
SPACES
25 Total
0 Oversized
Coronavirus - (COVID - 19) Beginning May 11, the parking lot, trails and river access is being restored at this location. For visitor and employee safety, buildings, restrooms, shelters, and picnic area will remain closed until further notice. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media channels. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support during this time.
CRNRA Daily Pass
The CRNRA Daily Pass is valid for the date of purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable.
Cost: $5.00
CRNRA Annual Pass
The CRNRA Annual 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.
Cost: $40.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 1
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 25
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Island Ferry Parking Lot

33.995113, -84.332382
SPACES
40 Total
0 Oversized
Coronavirus - (COVID - 19) Beginning May 11, the parking lot, trails and river access is being restored at this location. For visitor and employee safety, buildings, restrooms, shelters, and picnic area will remain closed until further notice. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media channels. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support during this time.
CRNRA Daily Pass
The CRNRA Daily Pass is valid for the date of purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable.
Cost: $5.00
CRNRA Annual Pass
The CRNRA Annual 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.
Cost: $40.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 1
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 40
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Last updated: March 25, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Phone:

678-538-1200

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