• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • 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 »

For Teachers

Students looking for macroinvertabrates in pond muck to determine the health of Sibley Pond.

Students look for macroinvertebrates in pond muck to determine the health of Sibley Pond.

Cheri Vaniman

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a great place to learn about rivers, wetlands, water quality, watersheds, nature, and history. Whether you have students working on school reports or you're preparing for a visit, these pages provide everything you'll need to make the Chattahoochee River a part of your curriculum.

Did You Know?

Visit the Hooch!

That the word Chattahoochee is thought to come from a Muskogean word meaning "Marked Stoned." People have made the Chattahoochee River valley their home for thousands of years. The Cherokee were forced out in the 1830s as part of the "Trail of Tears".