• 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 »

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    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 »

Slender Mountain Mint

Slender Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum tenufolium

Jeffrey Pippen, http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/nature.htm

Slender Mountain Mint (Pycananthemum tenufolium) is a minty-smelling plant that grows in clusters to about 20-30 inches tall. Its white flowers bloom from June-September and attract birds, butterflies, bumblebees, and other pollinators. It prefers moist, acidic soils and either full sun or partial shade. Look for it in dry woods, meadows, fields, and thickets. While deer enjoy eating the leaves, rubbing the leaves on your skin can provide a natural mosquito repellent.

Did You Know?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.