Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Forests/Natural Areas in Chattahoochee River

Abbotts Bridge

Abbotts Bridge has one trail along the river which begins near the boat ramp area. The boat ramp can accommodate either motor driven boats or canoes and kayaks. A sheltered picnic pavilion is located near the parking area. Directions From I-285 East * Take exit 31B, Peachtree Industrial ...

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Akers Mill

Akers Mill offers several miles of trails and scenic spots including Sandy Point, a small beach-like area that juts into the river. Directions From I-285 East * Take exit 22, Northside Drive, New Northside Drive, Powers Ferry Road. * Right on Northside Drive to Powers ...

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Bowman's Island

Bowman's Island has many great activities varying from horseback riding and hiking to boating and trout fishing. Directions From Peachtree Industrial Blvd North * Left onto Suwanee Dam Road 6.2 miles to Buford Dam Road. * Left on Buford Dam ...

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Chattahoochee Nature Center

Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM Sunday: Noon - 5 PM * We are closed New Year Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. * CNC closes at 12:00 PM on December 24th and 2:00 ...

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Columns Drive

Columns Drive is part of the Cochran Shoals Area and includes a three mile fitness trail which is also excellent for bird watching and wetlands exploration via a shaded boardwalk. Directions From I-285 East * Take exit 24, Riverside Drive. * Left for 2.3 miles ...

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Gold Branch

The Gold Branch area of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area offers several miles of trails that border the river and Bull Sluice Lake. A small picnic area near the parking lot makes for a quick getaway in a quiet outdoor setting. Directions From I-285 East * Take ...

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Interstate North

The Cochran Shoals area is one of the largest and most popular in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. It is an excellent place to bike or walk along the river. There is a three mile fitness trail that is also excellent for birdwatching and wetlands discovery. Directions From I-285 East ...

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Island Ford

Island Ford is the location of the Park Headquarters and Visitor Contact Station and also has some great trails. You can stroll along the river for about a mile and might catch a glimpse of a deer or fox when walking along the hills that line the river in ...

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Johnson Ferry North

Johnson Ferry North has 2.5 miles of trails that are excellent for viewing plants and wildlife. There is a boat launch and a covered pavilion that is a great place to relax after a hike. Directions From I-285 East * Take exit 24, Riverside Drive. ...

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Johnson Ferry South

*Note: First entrance .1 mile. Second entrance .7 miles. Second entrance has the picnic pavilion. Activities Johnson Ferry South offers approximately 1.5 miles of trails that border the river. The trails were once a dirt farm road when the area was farmland in the early twentieth century. There is a picnic ...

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Jones Bridge

Directions From I-85 North * Take exit 99, Jimmy Carter Boulevard, GA 140. * Left and travel for 5.5 miles. * Cross the river and go 1-mile to Barnwell Road. * Right on Barnwell Road and 1.6 miles ...

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Medlock Bridge

Medlock Bridge offers trails and a small picnic area as well as a boat ramp that can accommodate either motor driven boats or canoes and kayaks. Directions From I-85 North * Take exit 99, Jimmy Carter Blvd. (140). * Left and get onto GA 141 ...

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Paces Mill

Paces Mill offers 3.5 miles of trails, a shaded picnic area, as well as plenty of places to wade fish or fish from shore. Directions From I-285 East * Take exit 19 U.S. 41 (Cobb Parkway) * South 1.5 miles to the unit entrance on ...

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Powers Island

Powers Island offers trails, picnic tables, and two canoe/kayak launches. One launches directly onto the Chattahoochee River, while the other launches onto an offshoot that contains a kayaking course. The course is maintained by the Atlanta Center of Excellence. Directions From I-285 East * Take exit 22, ...

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Sope Creek

Sope Creek is a more secluded entrance to the Cochran Shoals area. Offering scenic Sibley Pond and a more challenging trail for mountain bikers, Sope Creek is a good getaway in the middle of the city. History Named for a Cherokee holdout from the Trail of Tears, Sope Creek is a ...

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