• 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 »

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus

Carolina Wren

Tom Wilson

The Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) is commonly found in dense, brushy tangles within woods. Although it is large for a wren, it is still a small bird, growing 5.5-6 inches long with a wingspan of about 7.5 inches. Both males and females are reddish-brown in color and have long, bold white "eyebrows". They can be found foraging on the ground, eating insects, tree frogs, and some vegetable matter. They make their nests of twigs, mosses, rootlets, bark, and sometimes snakeskin lined with fine materials, and placed in a natural cavity or other places, including pails, brush piles and mailboxes. Their song is a loud, repeated three-part phrase, like "tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle".

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.