• 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 »

Hyssop

Purple Giant Hyssop

Agastache scrophulariifolia

The Purple Giant Hyssop (Agastache scrophulaiifolia) is a perennial herb in the mint family. It grows 3-6 feet in height and blooms from July-September with reddish-purple flowers. It prefers moist, rich soils and can grow in either sun or shade. Its conspicuous, fragrant flowers attract butterflies, native bees, honeybees, and bumble bees. It can be found on rich woodland borders, forested floodplains, and river terraces, especially over magnesium-rich soils.

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.