• 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 »

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?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.