• 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 »

Past Educational Events

Dipping for Macro-invertebrates

Dipping for Macro-invertebrates.

Kent Ruby

Youth in the Metropolitan Atlanta area come to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to learn about the cultural and natural history found in the park. Park Rangers turn these field trips into field studies, where young visitors discover the hidden treasures in the park. Select a link above for a sampling of activities that they become involved in!

Did You Know?

Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.