• 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 »

Dutchmans Pipe

Dutchmans Pipe

Aristolochia tomentosa

Nick Turland

Dutchman's PIpe (Aristolochia tomentosa) is a perennial vine with dark green leaves that can climb 72-100 feet. It grows in partial shade and prefers moist soils. It is named for its conspicuous yellow, green, and purple flowers, which resemble a pipe and bloom in spring. The flowers attract butterflies, specifically the pipevine swallowtail butterfly.

Did You Know?

Visit the Hooch!

That the word Chattahoochee is thought to come from a Muskogean word meaning "Marked Stoned." People have made the Chattahoochee River valley their home for thousands of years. The Cherokee were forced out in the 1830s as part of the "Trail of Tears".