Shallow Ford


203 Azalea Dr.
Roswell GA 30075

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday : 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday : 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday : 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday : 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday : 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday : 8:00am - 6:00pm


Looking across the shallow ford from Roswell's Azalea Park.
Historic marker about the crossing at shallow ford.
Historic marker in Azalea Park tells about the shallow ford river crossing as part of the Etowah or Hightower trail.

Retreating Confederate soldiers burned the covered bridge over the Chattahoochee River in an attempt to stop Union troops advancing from Roswell. Just downriver, the troops were able to walk across the river at Shallow Ford. The fighting at the Shallow Ford on July 9, 1864, involved the Spencer repeating rifle by Union forces. This was the first time in U.S. history a rifle was used successfully under water during armed conflict.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
Near Interstate Highway
  • 400
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round