• Mist rising of the river at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    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 »

Muhly Grass

Muhly Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris


Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is a perennial grass that grows up to 3 feet tall. It has long, feathery seed heads that can be about half the length of the entire plant. The seed heads are a purple-pink color and add a very attractive purple haze to landscapes. Muhly Grass can grow in a variety of soil, moisture, and light conditions. It can grow in full sun to partial shade, moist to dry conditions, and acidic to alkaline soils. While it is often found in coastal situations, it can also be found in wet prairies, savannas, and the outer edges of marshes, and also in well drained upland pine forests. It is easy to grow Muhly Grass from seed or from splitting existing clumps.

Did You Know?

Visit the Hooch!

That the word Chattahoochee means painted rock in the Cherokee language. The Cherokee made their homes along the Chattahoochee River for thousands of years until they were forced out in the 1830s.