• 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 »

Birds

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is home to almost 200 species of birds, making it a popular site for birding. Whether following the river corridor as they migrate or nesting in the forest, birds of all shapes and sizes can be found within the park. Click the links below for more information on our ten most common birds.

  1. Tufted Titmouse
  2. Northern Cardinal
  3. Carolina Wren
  4. Carolina Chickadee
  5. Red-Eyed Vireo
  6. American Crow
  7. Blue Jay
  8. Red-Bellied Woodpecker
  9. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
  10. Downy Woodpecker

Did You Know?

Visit the Hooch!

That the word Chattahoochee means painted rock in the Cherokee language. The Cherokee made their homes along the Chattahoochee River for thousands of years until they were forced out in the 1830s.