• 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 »

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

NPS Wildlife Camera Photo

The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is the most commonly found bird in the park. It can be found in mature deciduous woods. It feeds on insects and seeds, and often forages in groups or pairs. They create their nests of mosses, hair, grasses, leaves, cotton, bark strips, or other similar materials in natural caviites. In late winter or early spring, familial flocks break up and the male starts singing to defend his breeding territory of 2-5 acres. They are gray birds with black on the forehead and a white or buff-colored chest. Adults are about 5-6.5 inches long, with a wingspan of about 9.75 inches. Their song is commonly heard, a droppnig whistle of "peter peter peter peter".

Did You Know?

Visit the Hooch!

That the word Chattahoochee is thought to come from a Muskogean word meaning "Marked Stoned." People have made the Chattahoochee River valley their home for thousands of years. The Cherokee were forced out in the 1830s as part of the "Trail of Tears".