Driving Directions to Park Units

Old Style Entrance Sign at Palisades unit, Indian Trail entrance
Old Entrance Sign at Palisades unit, Indian Trail entrance

The park is spread over a 48 mile section of the Chattahoochee River and consists of the river and 15 land units beginning downstream from Buford Dam at Lake Lanier and ending at Peachtree Creek in metro Atlanta.

Below is a list of the land units starting at the Bowmans Island unit and working downstream to the Palisades unit. Below each unit's name is a list of entrances for that unit. Next to the entrance name is a map link and GPS coordinates for that location. Click on the link and enter your current location to obtain driving directions to the entrance. If you have GPS unit in your vehicle enter the GPS coordinates for driving directions to the entrance.

Note: Units closer to Atlanta tend to have more entrances, make sure you have the right entrance. The driving directions will take you to the park boundary; you may have to drive as much as a mile to arrive at a parking lot, trail head, boat launch, etc.

Bowmans Island unit

Upper Pool entrance/US Army Corps of Engineers
MAP | 34° 9' 19.44" N, 84° 4' 15.20" W
Lower Pool entrance/US Army Corps of Engineers
MAP | 34° 9' 46.27" N, 84° 4' 37.20" W
Island Ford Road entrance
NOTE: See Island Ford unit below for directions to the Park Headquarters and Island Ford Visitor Center.
MAP | 34° 8' 34.80" N, 84° 4' 31.57" W

Settles Bridge unit

Settles Bridge entrance
MAP | 34° 5' 31.50" N, 84° 5' 53.77" W

McGinnis Ferry unit

McGinnis Ferry entrance
MAP | 34° 3' 3.23" N, 84° 5' 56.54" W

Suwanee Creek unit

Chattahoochee Drive trailhead
MAP | 34° 1' 33.73" N, 84° 7' 31.27" W

Abbotts Bridge unit

Abbotts Bridge entrance
MAP | 34° 1' 35.26" N, 84° 10' 1.45" W

Medlock Bridge unit

Medlock Bridge entrance
MAP | 33° 59' 42.96" N, 84° 12' 17.36" W

Jones Bridge unit

Main entrance
MAP | 34° 0' 9.74" N, 84°15' 19.75" W
Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center
(CREEC) entrance
MAP | 33° 59' 27.51" N, 84° 15' 32.72" W

Island Ford unit

Island Ford entrance
Park Headquarters and Island Ford Visitor Center.
MAP | 33° 59' 40.64" N 84° 20' 2.16" W

Vickery Creek unit

Grimes Bridge Road trailhead
MAP | 34° 1' 1.75" N, 84° 20' 36.98" W
Oxbo Road entrance
MAP | 34° 1' 1.84" N, 84° 21' 31.36" W
Covered Bridge entrance
MAP | 34° 0' 50" N, 84° 21' 33.95" W
Allenbrook entrance
MAP | 34° 0' 29.58" N, 84° 21' 15.51" W
Riverside Road entrance
MAP | 34° 0' 23.59" N, 84° 20' 58.25" W

Gold Branch unit

Lower Roswell Road entrance
MAP | 33° 59' 6.14" N, 84° 23' 13.22" W

Johnson Ferry unit

Hyde Farm entrance
MAP | 33° 58' 0.95" N, 84° 23' 29.25" W
Johnson Ferry Road entrance
MAP | 33° 56' 42.34" N, 84° 24' 22.18" W
Columns Drive entrance
MAP | 33° 56' 16.97" N, 84° 24' 53.25" W

Cochran Shoals unit

Sope Creek entrance
MAP | 33° 56' 18.02" N, 84° 26' 37.95" W
Columns Drive entrance
MAP | 33° 55' 18.17" N, 84° 26' 20.84" W
Interstate North entrance
MAP | 33° 54' 6.79" N, 84° 26' 38.04" W
Powers Island entrance
MAP | 33° 54' 10.42" N, 84° 26' 28.3" W

Palisades unit

Akers Drive entrance
MAP | 33° 53' 26.52" N, 84° 27' 7.7" W
Indian Trail entrance
MAP | 33° 53' 15.89" N, 84° 26' 1.44" W
Whitewater Creek entrance
MAP | 33° 52' 36.17" N, 84° 26' 15.95" W
Paces Mill entrance
MAP | 33° 52' 11.13" N, 84° 27' 21.78" W

Last updated: December 19, 2017

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1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Phone:

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