• 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 »

Orange Coneflower

Orange Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida


Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida) is a wildflower very similar in appearance to Black-eyed Susan. This alternate-leaved wildflower grows 1-3 feet tall with flower heads from 1-3 inches across. It has 10-20 orange ray flowers and purple-brown disc flowers in the center. Orange Coneflower forms rhizomes to spread and grows in large clumps. It does well in most soils with the exception of soggy soil. It prefers full sun, but will tolerate partial shade. It blooms all summer long, and its long, sturdy stems are ideal for cutting, which encourages reblooming.

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Pink Lady Slipper - An NPS Photo

Over 50 orchid species are found in Georgia, including several lady slippers. Their flowers are prized for their beauty and unique shape.