• 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 »

Mountain Mint

Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum incanum

Ted Bodner @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum incanum) is a perennial herb that grows 3-6 feet in height. It is minty smelling and has stiff, four-sided stems with terminal flowers. This plant is easy to grow- it likes full sun to partial shade, low to medium water usage, and a wide variety of soils. Its leaves are an attractive silvery color and are more ornamentally valued than the flowers, which are small, white to lavender purple-spotted, clustered around the top of the plant, and bloom in June and July. Mountain Mint is benefecial in that its fragrant foliage attracts butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees, and other pollinators.

Did You Know?

Jones Bridge ruins - Photo by Matt Harr

Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930's. Half of the bridge was "stolen" in 1940, neighbors didn't know the workers cutting the bridge were not authorized to do so until it was too late.