Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Island Ford Unit

Dunwoody, Georgia 30356

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Island Ford Unit

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island Ford Unit Professional Review and Guide

"When President Jimmy Carter created the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in 1978, this site, including the former retreat of Judge Samuel Hewlett (ca. 1930s), was selected as headquarters. Today the log and stone structure is the park’s visitor center.

Nineteenth-century pioneers, settling this area after removal of the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears, sought shallow fords to bring their families across the river. One such site was here at Island Ford. Today the rocky shoals attract fly-fishers, while hikers trek along the banks and through the surrounding hills."

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Trail Information

Dunwoody
Nearby City
2.8
Distance
190 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
All year
Season
USGS Chamblee
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Aug 2018