• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    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.

Invasive Animals

Many animal species call the Chattahoochee River NRA home. With continued development surrounding the park, habitat for these creatures is constantly at danger of diminishing even more than it already has. In addition to the loss of space, native species must compete for resources with nonindigenous nuisance species. These nuisance species can impact local ecosystems in many different ways. Click on the links below to learn more about five of the nuisance species found in the park.

Did You Know?

A Rainbow Trout before release - Photo by Russell Virgilio

All Trout have a protective membrane or "slime coat" that covers their scales and is their first line of defense against infection and disease. Damage to this coating can severely hurt the fish. Wetting your hands or limiting contact with the fish increases the likelihood that the fish will survive.