• 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 Species

Invasive species (also known as exotic or non-native species) present a threat to native ecosystems. Not only do invasive plants outcompete native plant species by draining soil resources and blocking sunlight, but by doing so they often impact native wildlife by eliminating their food sources and habitats. Invasive animals become problems in similar ways: they eliminate food supplies for native animals and with no natural predators, they can reproduce at prolific rates.

There are a few easy ways to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species. Follow the links below for more information:

Invasive Plants

Invasive Animals

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.