• 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 »

American Crow

American Crow

American Crow

The American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is a common and widespread bird. They travel mostly in small groups, but sometimes in large flocks. (And a group of crows is known as a "murder"!) They can be found in all open habitats: from beaches and farmlands to suburbs and open woods. At night, they form large communat roosts where thousands gather in trees. Crows construct their nests of twigs and sticks and line them with bark, grass, and moss and place them in trees. Their diet is varied- they are opportunists and eat insects, nuts, seeds, corn, fruit, bird eggs and nestlings and carrion. They are all black, including their legs and large bills. Their call is an easily recognized "caaw, caaw".

Did You Know?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.