Rising River Waters Can Kill!
Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »
Call for Water Release Schedule
With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »
Civil War Trading Cards at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Did you know that "sesquicentennial" means "150th anniversary?" As in, 2014 is the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Atlanta!
The Chattahoochee River played an important role in the summer of 1864, as General William T. Sherman led the US Army on its march into Atlanta after the battle of Kennesaw Mountain. To teach visitors about these events, our park has developed 5 different trading cards. Each card shows a person, place, or event in the history of the Chattahoochee River during the Civil War.
Do you love the outdoors?
Do you want to make a difference in your national park?
Then you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger!
As a Junior Ranger, you will have the opportunity to become a part of the past, present, and future of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The Junior Ranger booklet will give you a glimpse at the history of the Chattahoochee River, get you started on identifying plants and animals, teach you how to be safe while in the park, and much more. By learning these important park facts and helping to preserve the beauty of the national park, you will become a valuable asset to the team of rangers at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
How To Become a Junior Ranger
Receive your badge and certificate.
Did You Know?
Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.