Nickajack Creek winds through Heritage Park in Cobb County, Georgia and
is one of the primary water ways that leads to the Chattahoochee River.
The Chattahoochee is the main source of water for the Atlanta Metropolitan Area,
making this entire watershed critical.
Properties that are contiguous to Nickajack Creek can contribute greatly
to the preservation of the water quality. 50 to 100 foot vegetative buffers can
filter the water that flows through this watershed. The Cobb Land Trust Inc. is
interested in working with property owners to design and hold conservation
easements on that portion of their properties that impact the creek. Ownership
of the land would remain with the property holder, while the trust would accept
the responsibility of stewardship for that land in perpetuity, regardless of
future land sales.
Nickajack Creek is a beautiful part of Heritage Park
as it winds along next to the trail through the park. At the
page there is a map showing the location of the creek in the park.
The Concord Woolen Mill ruins lie next to the creek near the northern half of Heritage.
A beautiful view of Nickajack can be seen from the old railroad trestle that was converted
as part of the Silver Comet Trail.