• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

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?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

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.